Cimoszewicz, Wlodzimierz – Poland

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This bio was updated in 2010

Source: Wikipedia

Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz is a Polish politician. He was a member of the left-wing Democratic Left Alliance, the Prime Minister of Poland from 1996 to Autumn 1997, the Foreign Minister of Poland in the governments of Leszek Miller (2001-2004) and Marek Belka (2004-2005), the speaker of the Sejm (lower chamber of the Polish parliament) in January - October 2005 and the leftist candidate in the Polish presidential election of 1990 (received 9% of the votes) and of 2005 (withdrew before the elections and promised to abandon politics).

Along with Leszek Miller, he signed the Accession Treaty that paved way to Polish membership in the European Union.

Cimoszewicz returned to politics during 2007 parliamentary election, when he won Senate seat as an independent candidate.