• Верен на моята родина, Република Полша



  • 6 август 2015

    On 6 August, Andrzej Duda, who won presidential elections in May, assumed the office of the President of the Republic of Poland.

    The ceremony inaugurating Andrzej Duda’s presidency began with the taking of the oath before the National Assembly sitting in a joint session of the two houses of Polish parliament – the Sejm and the Senate.


    Addressing parliamentarians, President Duda pronounced himself in favour of Poland’s greater engagement on the world stage, and for building a strong and well-equipped army, which – as he underscored – is the cornerstone of independence, sovereignty and security of citizens.


    “We need stronger guarantees from NATO; we meaning Poland, but also all of Central and Eastern Europe in the current difficult geopolitical situation, as you, Ladies and Gentlemen, are well aware,” said the newly-elected President of Poland. He added that he will seek an enhanced NATO presence in this part of Europe, including Poland.


    In his address to the Sejm, President Duda made frequent references to the Polish diaspora and Poles abroad. While emphasizing the need to intensify cooperation with them, he announced plans to set up an office at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland that will deal with their issues.


    The official inauguration ended in Warsaw’s Piłsudski Square, where the newly-elected President assumed supreme command of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland.


    Andrzej Duda (born 1972) was elected President of the Republic of Poland in universal elections on 24 May 2015.  He won the runoff with 51.55 percent of the vote, defeating the incumbent President Bronisław Komorowski, who won 48.45 percent of the vote.


    Andrzej Duda comes from Krakow. He holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in law from the Jagiellonian University. He served as deputy justice minister in 2006-7, responsible for legislation, the computerization of courts and prosecutor’s offices, and international cooperation.


    In 2008, he was appointed undersecretary of state at the Chancellery of President Lech Kaczyński. In 2011, he was elected deputy to the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, and three years later he won a seat in the European Parliament.


    MFA Press Office



    Тагове : president Andrzej Duda

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