2015 in Poland

The following lists events that will happen during 2015 in Poland.

Incumbents

Incumbents
Position Person Party Notes
President Bronisław Komorowski Independent (Supported by the Civic Platform) Until 6 August 2015
Andrzej Duda Independent (Supported by Law and Justice) From 6 August 2015
Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz Civic Platform Until 16 November 2015
Beata Szydło Law and Justice From 16 November 2015
Marshal of the Sejm Radosław Sikorski Civic Platform Until 23 June 2015
Jerzy Wenderlich Democratic Left Alliance 23 June 2015 - 25 June 2015 (Acting)
Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska Civic Platform 25 June 2015 - 11 November 2015
Marek Kuchciński Law and Justice From 12 November 2015
Marshal of the Senate Bogdan Borusewicz Independent (Supported by the Civic Platform) Until 11 November 2015
Stanisław Karczewski Law and Justice From 12 November 2015

Elections

Polish presidential election, 2015
Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Andrzej Duda Law and Justice 5,179,092 34.76 8,630,627 51.55
Bronisław Komorowski Independent (endorsed by Civic Platform) 5,031,060 33.77 8,112,311 48.45
Paweł Kukiz Independent 3,099,079 20.80
Janusz Korwin-Mikke KORWiN 486,084 3.26
Magdalena Ogórek Independent 353,883 2.38
Adam Jarubas Polish People's Party 238,761 1.60
Janusz Palikot Your Movement 211,242 1.42
Grzegorz Braun Independent 124,132 0.83
Marian Kowalski National Movement 77,630 0.52
Jacek Wilk Congress of the New Right 68,186 0.46
Paweł Tanajno Direct Democracy 29,785 0.20
Invalid/blank votes 124,952 250,231
Total 15,023,886 100 16,993,169 100
Registered voters/turnout 30,688,570 48.96 30,709,281 55.34
Source: PKW, PKW

Bold indicates government parties.

Polish parliamentary election, 2015
Party Leader Sejm Senate
English Polish Seats Popular vote Percentage Seats
Law and Justice Prawo i Sprawiedliwość Jarosław Kaczyński
235 / 460
5,711,687 37.58%
61 / 100
Civic Platform Platforma Obywatelska Ewa Kopacz
138 / 460
3,661,474 24.09%
34 / 100
Kukiz'15 Kukiz'15 Paweł Kukiz
42 / 460
1,339,094 8.81%
0 / 100
Modern Nowoczesna Ryszarda Petru, Nowoczesna Ryszard Petru
28 / 460
1,155,370 7.60%
0 / 100
United Left Zjednoczona Lewica Barbara Nowacka
0 / 460
1,147,102 7.60%
0 / 100
Polish People's Party Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe Janusz Piechociński
16 / 460
779,875 5.13%
1 / 100
Coalition for the Renewal of the Republic - Liberty and Hope Koalicja Odnowy Rzeczypospolitej Wolność i Nadzieja Janusz Korwin-Mikke
0 / 460
722,999 4.76%
0 / 100
Together Razem Collective leadership
0 / 460
550,349 3.62%
0 / 100
German Minority Mniejszość Niemiecka
1 / 460
28,014 0.2%
0 / 100
Independents Niezależni
N/A
4 / 100
Other
0 / 460
128,780 (Total) 0.85% (Total)
0 / 100
Total and turnout 460 15,200,671 50.92% 100

Events

January

February

March

  • 8 March – The first segment of the second line of the Warsaw Metro was opened.

April

May

June

  • 8 June – A whirlwind occurred in the South of Poland.

July

  • 19 July – Powerful and violent storms with heavy rainfall occurred, resulting in the death of one person and the injury of fourteen others.
  • 23 July – Irena Doroszkiewicz, as the first woman in history, was appointed Superintendent of the Police.

Predicted and scheduled events

September

  • 6 September – A referendum will be held, in which voters will decide on introducing single-member constituencies for Sejm elections, maintaining state financing of political parties and introducing a presumption in favour of the taxpayer in disputes over the tax law.

October

Deaths

January

  • 1 January – Józef Hałas, Polish painter and engraver (b. 1927)
  • 4 January – Edmund Wnuk-Lipiński, Polish sociologist (b. 1944)
  • 7 January – Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer, screenwriter and film director (b. 1926)
  • 9 January – Józef Oleksy, Polish politician, Sejm Marshal, 7th Prime Minister of Poland from 1995 to 1996 (b. 1946)
  • 12 January – Marcin Pawlak, Polish local government politician (b. 1950)
  • 29 January – Jan Skrzek, Polish musician and blues composer (b. 1953)
  • 30 January – Zbigniew Kurtycz, Polish musician (b. 1919)

February

  • 4 February – Karol Parno Gierliński, Polish gypsy sculptor, poet (b. 1938)
  • 9 February – Piotr Winczorek, Polish professor, lawyer, member of the State Tribunal (b. 1943)
  • 11 February – Sylwester Przedwojewski, Polish actor (b. 1920)
  • 12 February – Jerzy Regulski, Polish economist, politician (b. 1924)
  • 25 February –
    • Adam Halber, Polish journalist, politician (b. 1948)
    • Zbigniew Kalemba, Polish composer, pianist, conductor, teacher (b. 1936)
    • Marian Szeja, Polish soccer player, gold medallist at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany (b. 1941)
  • 27 February – Bohdan Tomaszewski, Polish journalist and sports commentator, tennis player (b. 1921)

March

  • 6 March – Janusz Kałużny, Polish astronomist (b. 1955)
  • 10 March – Agnieszka Kotlarska, Polish actor (b. 1971)

April

May

  • 3 May – Halina Dunajska, Polish actor (b. 1926)
  • 6 May – Włodzimierz Wilkosz, Polish actor (b. 1928)
  • 7 May – Fr. Józef Pazdur, Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Wrocław (1984-2000) (b. 1924)[7]
  • 20 May – Jan Prochyra, Polish actor (b. 1948)

June

  • 1 June – Tadeusz Zawistowski, Polish Catholic priest, suffragan bishop of Łomża (b. 1930)
  • 4 June – Bolesław Idziak, Polish actor (b. 1928)

July

  • 3 July – Krystyna Siesicka, Polish writer (b. 1928)
  • 8 July – Waldemar Ochnia, Polish cabaret artist (b. 1952)
  • 9 July – Tadeusz Suchocki, Polish pianist, composer, arranger (b. 1927)
  • 28 July – David Faber, Polish-American author and academic (b. 1928)

See also

References

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