The President: Lech Kaczynski; sworn into office on 23rd December 2005.
The president is elected in a general election; the term lasts for 5 years from the date the President is sworn into office.
The Parliament: Sejm and Senate of the Republic of Poland. The term lasts for 4 years.
Sejm - 460 deputies (posel), elected in national election.
Senat - 100 senators, elected in national election.
Prime Minister - Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz
Voivodship / Capital city / Area in km2
Dolnoslaskie / Wrocław / 19 946
Kujawsko-pomorskie / Bydgoszcz / 18 051
Lubelskie / Lublin / 25 115
Lubuskie / Zielona Gora / 13 985
Lodzkie / Lodz / 18 223
Małopolskie / Kraków / 15 242
Mazowieckie / Warszawa / 35 715
Opolskie / Opole / 9 412
Podkarpackie / Rzeszow / 17 890
Podlaskie / Białystok / 20 180
Pomorskie / Gdansk / 18 212
Slaskie / Katowice / 12 309
Swietokrzyskie / Kielce / 11 571
Warminsko-mazurskie / Olsztyn / 24 202
Wielkopolskie / Poznan / 29 942
Zachodniopomorskie / Szczecin / 23 032
The name of Poland comes from the name of the Polanie tribe. In IX – X century there existed a few pre-state territorial organizations. Polanie, who settled near Gniezno, managed to unite most tribes dwelling in the area and established the state reigned by the Piast dynasty. The first Piast prince to be mentioned by contemporary historical sources, Mieszko I was baptized in 966, thus starting the process of Poland’s Christianization and placing the Polish state in the political system of Central Europe... more
Usefull websites :
Oficial website of the President of the republic of Poland
National Security Bureau
Supreme Chamber of Control
Office of Civil Service
Internal Security Agency ( ABW )