Beata Szydło

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Beata Szydło
Premier RP Beata Szydło w Parlamencie UE.jpg
Prime Minister of Poland
Assumed office
16 November 2015
President Andrzej Duda
Deputy Piotr Gliński
Mateusz Morawiecki
Jarosław Gowin
Preceded by Ewa Kopacz
Member of the Sejm
Assumed office
25 September 2005
Constituency 12 – Chrzanów
Personal details
Born Beata Maria Kusińska
(1963-04-15) 15 April 1963 (age 55)
Oświęcim, Poland
Political party Law and Justice
Spouse(s) Edward Szydło
Children Tymoteusz
Błażej
Alma mater Jagiellonian University
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Official website

Beata Maria Szydło ([bɛˈata ˈmarja ˈʂɨdwɔ]; née Kusińska [kuˈɕiɲska]; 15 April 1963) is a Polish politician who has been Prime Minister of Poland since her cabinet took office on 16 November 2015. She is vice-chairman of the Law and Justice party and led two successful campaigns in the presidential and parliamentary elections of 2015. She is Poland's third female prime minister after Hanna Suchocka and Ewa Kopacz and the first to succeed another woman (Kopacz) in office.

Early life

Szydło was born in Oświęcim and raised near Brzeszcze, where her father was a miner.[1] She graduated from Jagiellonian University in Kraków in 1989.[2]

Political career

Szydło was elected mayor of Gmina Brzeszcze at the age of 35 years. In 2004, she participated in International Visitor Leadership Program.[3] In September 2005, she was elected to the Sejm receiving 14,499 votes in 12 Chrzanów district, as a candidate of the conservative Law and Justice party.[2]

At the Law and Justice party convention on 20 June 2015 Szydło was named as a candidate for the Prime Minister in the Polish parliamentary election.[4] After the Law and Justice party won the election in October 2015, Szydło became the Prime Minister of Poland taking office on 16 November 2015.[5] One of her first decisions was to remove the EU flag from press conferences at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and to replace the clock in the meeting hall of the Council of Ministers with a Cross.[6][7]

Personal life

Szydło is married to Edward Szydło. The couple has two sons Tymoteusz and Błażej.[1][2] She is a devout Catholic and declares her adherence to traditional Christian values.[8]

State visits gallery

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Adam Easton (26 October 2015). "Beata Szydlo: Polish miner's daughter set to be PM". BBC Online. Retrieved 29 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Polish Press Agency (16 November 2015). "Beata Szydło – premier" (in polski).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Beata Szydło "About me" homepage". Retrieved 23 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "PiS picks Szydło as candidate for PM". Warsaw Business Journal. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Prezydent Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (16 November 2015). "Postanowienie Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z dnia 16 listopada 2015 r. o powołaniu Prezesa Rady Ministrów" (in polski). Kancelaria Sejmu RP: Internetowy System Aktów Prawnych.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Na konferencjach rządu nie będzie flag Unii Europejskiej. Beata Szydło wyjaśnia zmianę" (in polski). Wirtualna Polska. PAP. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Krzyż zamiast zegara - nowe porządki w sali posiedzeń Rady Ministrów". TR (in polski). Onet.pl. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Beata Szydło modli się o zwycięstwo! ZDJECIA tylko na SE.pl" (in polski). Super Express. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ewa Kopacz
Prime Minister of Poland
2015–present
Incumbent