Zbigniew Ziobro

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Zbigniew Tadeusz Ziobro
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Minister of Justice of the Republic of Poland
In office
September 11, 2005 – November 16, 2007
President Aleksander Kwaśniewski , Lech Kaczyński
Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz , Jarosław Kaczyński
Preceded by Andrzej Kalwas
Succeeded by Zbigniew Ćwiąkalski
Member of the European Parliament
for Lesser Poland and Świętokrzyskie
Incumbent
Assumed office
19 July 2009
Personal details
Born (1970-08-18) August 18, 1970 (age 43)
Kraków, Poland
Spouse(s) Patrycja Kotecka
Children (1 son) Jan
Religion Roman Catholicism

Zbigniew Tadeusz Ziobro [ˈzbʲiɡɲɛf ˈʑɔbrɔ] ( ) (born August 18, 1970 in Kraków) is a Polish politician, since October 2005 until November 2007 Minister of Justice and Public Prosecutor General. He was elected to the Sejm on September 25, 2005 in the 13th Kraków district, running on the Law and Justice list. He received over 120,000 votes in the parliamentary election, the highest percentage constituency result on a nationwide scale.

Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. He did not complete his PhD. [1]

He was a member of Sejm 2001-2005.

Due to his proclaimed "battle against corruption", he became one of the more popular and polarizing politicians in Poland. His uncompromising approach and publicized prosecutions earned him the title of Man of the year 2006, awarded by Wprost magazine. Yet, some of his policies were repeatedly characterized as partisan and overzealous by local and international press, including The Economist.[2][3]

In 2007, allegedly linked in Andrzej Lepper bribery case former Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration Janusz Kaczmarek groundlessly accused him.[4] In a media sparring with vice-PM Andrzej Lepper, Ziobro revealed that he secretly recorded a conversation with the Minister of Agriculture.[5]

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  1. ^ Zbigniew Ziobro. Determinator z wytycznymi. Krzysztof Burnetko. Ludzie Roku 2007. Polityka. 27 grudnia 2006.
  2. ^ Bad habits, The Economist, 27 September 2007
  3. ^ Squeaky if not clean, The Economist, 6 September 2007
  4. ^ Gazeta.pl: Szokujące przecieki z przesłuchania Kaczmarka August 22, 2007
  5. ^ Gazeta.pl: Lepper: To Ziobro rządził dyktafonem, nie odwrotnie August 13, 2007