Duda, Andrzej Sebastian

Duda, Andrzej Sebastian,

1972–, Polish political leader, Ph.D. Jagiellonian Univ., Kraków, 2005. A member of the former Freedom Union party, he joined the Law and Justice party after the 2005 parliamentary elections, becoming undersecretary of state at the ministry of justice (2006–7) and then in the office of President Lech Kaczyński (2008–10). He also was a member of the state tribunal (2007–11) and served on the Kraków city council (2010–11) and in the Sejm, Poland's lower house of parliament (2011–14) and the European Parliament (2014–15). In 2015 Duda was elected president of Poland after a runoff, defeating the incumbent, Bronisław KomorowskiKomorowski, Bronisław,
1952–, Polish political leader, grad. Warsaw Univ. (1977). In his youth he joined the prodemocracy movement and was arrested several times; he was interned briefly in the early 1980s when Poland was under martial law.
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