Second Cabinet of Donald Tusk

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Second Cabinet of Donald Tusk
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16th cabinet of Poland
Incumbent
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Date formed18 November 2011
Date dissolved22 September 2014
People and organisations
Head of state Bronisław Komorowski
Head of government Donald Tusk
Deputy head of government Waldemar Pawlak (2011-12)
Jacek Rostowski (2013)
Elżbieta Bieńkowska (2013-14)
Janusz Piechociński (2012-14)
Member party Civic Platform, Polish People's Party
Status in legislatureCoalition
Opposition party Law and Justice
Opposition leader Jaroslaw Kaczyński
History
Election(s) 2011 Polish parliamentary election
Predecessor Tusk I
Successor Kopacz
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The Second Cabinet of Donald Tusk was the government of Poland from November 18, 2011 to September 22, 2014 sitting in the Council of Ministers during the 7th legislature of the Sejm and the 8th legislature of the Senate. It was appointed by President Bronisław Komorowski on November 18, 2011, and passed the vote of confidence in Sejm on November 19, 2011. Led by Donald Tusk, it is a centre-right coalition of two parties: Tusk's liberal conservative Civic Platform (PO) and the agrarian Polish People's Party (PSL). By law, all vacant ministries will be led by a Deputy Prime Minister in an acting position.

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OfficeImageIncumbentPartyIn office
Prime Minister Premier RP D Tusk.jpg Donald Tusk PO 18 November 2011 – 22 September 2014
Deputy Prime Minister Elzbieta Bienkowska Kancelaria Senatu.jpg Elżbieta Bieńkowska PO 27 November 2013 – 22 September 2014
J.Piechocinski.JPG Janusz Piechociński PSL 6 December 2012 - 22 September 2014
Jacek Rostowski-World Economic Forum Meeting 2009.jpg Jan Vincent-Rostowski PO 25 February 2013 - 27 November 2013
Waldemar Pawlak candidate 2010 D crop.jpg Waldemar Pawlak PSL 18 November 2011 - 27 November 2012
Minister of Foreign Affairs Msc 2008-Saturday, 11.00 - 13.00 Uhr-Dett 004 Sikorski.jpg Radek Sikorski PO 18 November 2011 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Interior Jacek Cichocki.jpg Jacek Cichocki Independent18 November 2011 – 25 February 2013
DSC 0086 MSW Sienkiewicz.JPG Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz Independent25 February 2013 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Justice Jaroslaw Gowin (8192985938).jpg Jarosław Gowin PO 18 November 2011 – 6 May 2013
Marek Biernacki 2015.JPG Marek Biernacki PO 6 May 2013 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Administration and Digitalization Michal Boni.jpg Michał Boni Independent18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013
Rafal Trzaskowski Sejm 2016.JPG Rafał Trzaskowski PO 3 December 2013 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development JKRUK 20110925 MAREK SAWICKI SPALA DSC02646.jpg Marek Sawicki PSL 18 November 2011 – 26 July 2012
17 March 2014 – 22 September 2014
Stanislaw Kalemba Sejm 2014.JPG Stanisław Kalemba PSL 31 July 2012 – 17 March 2014
Minister of Culture and National Heritage Svet knihy 2010 - Bogdan Zdrojewski.JPG Bogdan Zdrojewski PO 18 November 2011 – 17 June 2014
Malgorzata Omilanowska.jpg Małgorzata Omilanowska Independent17 June 2014 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Economy Waldemar Pawlak candidate 2010 D crop.jpg Waldemar Pawlak PSL 18 November 2011 – 27 November 2012
J.Piechocinski.JPG Janusz Piechociński PSL 6 December 2012 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Environment Marcin Korolec.jpg Marcin Korolec Independent18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013
Maciej Grabowski Independent27 November 2013 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Finance Jacek Rostowski-World Economic Forum Meeting 2009.jpg Jan-Vincent Rostowski PO 18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013
Mateusz Szczurek Independent27 November 2013 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Health Bartosz Arlukowicz Sejm 2016.jpg Bartosz Arłukowicz PO 18 November 2011 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Infrastructure and Development (new office) Elzbieta Bienkowska Kancelaria Senatu.jpg Elżbieta Bieńkowska PO 27 November 2013 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Labour and Social Policy Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz Sejm 2016.JPG Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz PSL 18 November 2011 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Defence Tomasz Siemoniak Sejm 2016.JPG Tomasz Siemoniak PO 18 November 2011 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Education Krystyna Szumilas Sem 2016.JPG Krystyna Szumilas PO 18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013
Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska Sejm 2015.jpg Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska PO 27 November 2013 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Regional Development (abolished office) Elzbieta Bienkowska Kancelaria Senatu.jpg Elżbieta Bieńkowska PO 18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013
Minister of Science and Higher Education Barbara Kudrycka.jpg Barbara Kudrycka PO 18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013
Lena Kolarska-Bobinska, outside the European Parliament (cropped).JPG Lena Kolarska-Bobińska PO 3 December 2013 – 22 September 2014
Minister of Sport and Tourism Minister Joanna Mucha.jpg Joanna Mucha PO 18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013
Andrzej Biernat PO 27 November 2013 – 22 September 2014
Minister of the State Treasury Mikołaj Budzanowski Independent18 November 2011 – 24 April 2013
W Karpinski.jpg Włodzimierz Karpiński PO 24 April 2013 - 22 September 2014
Minister of Transport, Construction and Marine Economy (abolished office) B.Komorowski&S.Nowak.jpg Sławomir Nowak PO 18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013
Minister without Portfolio Tomasz Arabski Independent18 November 2011 – 25 February 2013
Jacek Cichocki.jpg Jacek Cichocki Independent25 February 2013 – 22 September 2014

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