Waldemar Pawlak

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Waldemar Pawlak (born September 5, 1959), twice the Prime Minister of Poland (the first time in June 1992, he failed to form a cabinet). In 1993, he was nominated for the post by President Lech Walesa, but received little support from the president. In early 1995, Walesa threatened to dissolve parliament if the Pawlak government was not replaced. Pawlak resigned on March 1, 1995 and was replaced by ex-communist Jozef Oleksy.

He was elected President of the Polish Peasant Party (PSL) in 1991, and was the leader of PSL in Polish Parliament Seym I and II.

In 1995 presidential election that brought A. Kwasniewski to the office, Pawlak got 4.31% of the vote (behind Walesa, Kuron and Olszewski).

He made headlines when he chose Miss Polonia Ewa Wachowicz as his press secretary.

He has a 17 ha farm in Kamionka in Plockie province. He is active in voluntary fire brigade service as well as in business.


Members of Pawlak cabinet:


Preceded by:
Jan Olszewski
Prime Minister of Poland
1992
Succeeded by:
Hanna Suchocka
Preceded by:
Hanna Suchocka
Prime Minister of Poland
1993–1995
Succeeded by:
Józef Oleksy

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