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|Second Cabinet of Donald Tusk|
16th cabinet of Poland
|Date formed||18 November 2011|
|Date dissolved||22 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 legislature||Coalition|
|Opposition party||Law and Justice|
|Opposition leader||Jaroslaw Kaczyński|
|Election(s)||2011 Polish parliamentary election|
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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.
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres (120,733 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With a population of approximately 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.
Bronisław Maria Komorowski(
Donald Franciszek Tusk is a Polish politician who has been the President of the European Council since 2014. He served as Prime Minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014 and was a co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform political party.
|Prime Minister||Donald Tusk||PO||18 November 2011 – 22 September 2014|
|Deputy Prime Minister||Elżbieta Bieńkowska||PO||27 November 2013 – 22 September 2014|
|Janusz Piechociński||PSL||6 December 2012 - 22 September 2014|
|Jan Vincent-Rostowski||PO||25 February 2013 - 27 November 2013|
|Waldemar Pawlak||PSL||18 November 2011 - 27 November 2012|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Radek Sikorski||PO||18 November 2011 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Interior||Jacek Cichocki||Independent||18 November 2011 – 25 February 2013|
|Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz||Independent||25 February 2013 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Justice||Jarosław Gowin||PO||18 November 2011 – 6 May 2013|
|Marek Biernacki||PO||6 May 2013 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Administration and Digitalization||Michał Boni||Independent||18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013|
|Rafał Trzaskowski||PO||3 December 2013 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development||Marek Sawicki||PSL||18 November 2011 – 26 July 2012|
17 March 2014 – 22 September 2014
|Stanisław Kalemba||PSL||31 July 2012 – 17 March 2014|
|Minister of Culture and National Heritage||Bogdan Zdrojewski||PO||18 November 2011 – 17 June 2014|
|Małgorzata Omilanowska||Independent||17 June 2014 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Economy||Waldemar Pawlak||PSL||18 November 2011 – 27 November 2012|
|Janusz Piechociński||PSL||6 December 2012 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Environment||Marcin Korolec||Independent||18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013|
|Maciej Grabowski||Independent||27 November 2013 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Finance||Jan-Vincent Rostowski||PO||18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013|
|Mateusz Szczurek||Independent||27 November 2013 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Health||Bartosz Arłukowicz||PO||18 November 2011 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Infrastructure and Development (new office)||Elżbieta Bieńkowska||PO||27 November 2013 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Labour and Social Policy||Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz||PSL||18 November 2011 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Defence||Tomasz Siemoniak||PO||18 November 2011 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Education||Krystyna Szumilas||PO||18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013|
|Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska||PO||27 November 2013 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Regional Development (abolished office)||Elżbieta Bieńkowska||PO||18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013|
|Minister of Science and Higher Education||Barbara Kudrycka||PO||18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013|
|Lena Kolarska-Bobińska||PO||3 December 2013 – 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Sport and Tourism||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||Independent||18 November 2011 – 24 April 2013|
|Włodzimierz Karpiński||PO||24 April 2013 - 22 September 2014|
|Minister of Transport, Construction and Marine Economy (abolished office)||Sławomir Nowak||PO||18 November 2011 – 27 November 2013|
|Minister without Portfolio||Tomasz Arabski||Independent||18 November 2011 – 25 February 2013|
|Jacek Cichocki||Independent||25 February 2013 – 22 September 2014|
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