2011 in Poland

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2011
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Poland
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Events during the year 2011 in Poland.

Incumbents[edit]

Incumbents
Position Person Party Notes
President Bronisław Komorowski Independent (Supported by the Civic Platform)
Prime Minister Donald Tusk Civic Platform
Marshal of the Sejm Grzegorz Schetyna Civic Platform Until 8 November 2011
Ewa Kopacz Civic Platform From 8 November 2011
Marshal of the Senate Bogdan Borusewicz Independent (Supported by the Civic Platform)

Elections[edit]

Bold indicates government parties.

Polish parliamentary election, 2011
Party Leader Sejm Senate
Seats Popular vote Percentage Seats
Civic Platform Donald Tusk
207 / 460
5,629,773 39.18%
63 / 100
Law and Justice Jarosław Kaczyński
157 / 460
4,295,016 29.89%
31 / 100
Palikot's Movement Janusz Palikot
40 / 460
1,439,490 10.02%
0 / 100
Polish People's Party Waldemar Pawlak
28 / 460
1,201,628 8.36%
2 / 100
Democratic Left Alliance Grzegorz Napieralski
27 / 460
1,184,303 8.24%
0 / 100
German Minority
1 / 460
28,014 0.2%
0 / 100
Independents
N/A
4 / 100
Other PJN, KNP, PPP, Prawica, NDP
0 / 460
591,279 (Total) 4.09% (Total)
0 / 100
Total and turnout 460 14,369,503 48.92% 100

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 1 March – The first time Poland celebrated a new national holiday: National Day of Remembrance "Soldiers accursed".
  • 25 March – The Polish Sejm adopted a government proposal declining pension contributions transferred to open pension funds.[5]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • 17 May – Sejm investigative committee for Christopher Olewnik adopted a report on its work.

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • 1 August – "The Law of 5 January 2011 - Election Code" comes into force.
  • 4 August – The Polish President, Bronislaw Komorowski, officially announces the Parliamentary election date, set for 5 October 2011.
  • 12 August – Four people have been killed and 30 people injured after a train derailed between Warsaw and Katowice in Poland.[10]
  • 18 August – The Gdynia District Court acquitted Adam Darski, the leader of death metal band Behemoth, accused of insulting religious feelings.

September[edit]

  • 3 September – Opening of the Polish National Stadium (Earlier called: Stadium of the Decade)
  • 8–9 September – Tenth Jubilee International Ignatius Reimann Festival in Krosnowice.

October[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

A Liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant was set up in Swinoujscie.

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

Krzysztof Kolberger
  • 2 January – Cezary Kuleszyński, hurdler. (b. 1937)
  • 7 January:
  • 9 January – Jerzy Woźniak, polish soccer player, Polish representative (b. 1932)
  • 14 January – Zdzisław Szczotkowski, polish lector (b. 1945)
  • 23 January – Tomasz Wełnicki, polish journalist, politician (b. 1957)
  • 24 January – Włodzimierz Kłopocki, polish actor (b. 1934)
  • 25 January – Andrzej Szypulski, polish screenwriter and novelist (b. 1936)
  • 27 January – Jan Baszkiewicz, polish lawyer, historian, political scientist (b. 1930)

February[edit]

  • 1 February – Stanisław Michalski, polish actor (b. 1932)
  • 4 February – Janusz Pezda, polish politician and governor of Jelenia Góra (b. 1943)
  • 6 February:
    • Jerzy Banaśkiewicz – polish Catholic cleric, poet (b. 1937)
    • Magdalena Tesławska – polish film and theatre costume designer (b. 1945)
  • 9 February:
    • Andrzej Przybielski, polish jazz trumpeter (b. 1944)
    • Janusz Maciejewski, polish philologist, literary critic (b. 1930)
  • 10 February:
    • Józef Życiński, polish Catholic cleric, Archbishop of Lublin (b. 1948)
    • Antoni Halor, polish film and theatre director, artist literary (b. 1937)
  • 15 February:
    • Sławomir Radoń, polish historian, General Director of State Archives (b. 1957)
    • Karin Stanek, polish singer, lead singer of the band Czerwono-Czarni (b. 1946)
  • 21 February – Jerzy Nowosielski, polish painter, illustrator, set designer (b. 1923)

March[edit]

  • 3 March – Irena Kwiatkowska, polish actor (b. 1912)
  • 4 March – Lucyna Legut, polish actor (b. 1926)
  • 19 March – Anna Kajtochowa, polish writer, novelist, journalist (b. 1928)
  • 23 March – Antoni Jurasz, polish actor (b. 1922)
  • 26 March:
    • Roman Piętka, polish neounic priest, Archimandrite (b. 1937)
    • Paul Baran, American computer scientist of Polish descent (b. 1926)

April[edit]

  • 3 April:
    • Marian Pankowski, polish writer (b. 1919)
    • Andrzej Butruk, polish actor, lector, satirist (b. 1964)
  • 16 April:
    • Henryk Zomerski, polish bass guitarist (b. 1942)
    • Tadeusz Pawlusiak, polish ski jumper (b. 1946)
  • 18 April – Andrzej Piszczatowski, polish actor (b. 1945)
  • 20 April – Halina Skibniewska, polish architect, politician, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm (b. 1921)
  • 25 April – Ryszard Nawrocki, polish actor (b. 1940)
  • 27 April – Zdzisław Rutecki, polish speedway, speedway sports coach (b. 1960)
  • 29 April – Waldemar Baszanowski, polish weightlifter, World and European champion, Olympic champion (b. 1935)

May[edit]

Małgorzata Dydek
  • 12 May – Piotr Żyżelewicz, polish drummer, member of the teams: Armia, Izrael, Voo Voo and 2Tm2, 3 (b. 1965)
  • 15 May – Krystyna Dmochowska, polish actor (b. 1956)
  • 17 May – Ewa Szumańska, polish writer, reporter, satirist (b. 1921)
  • 18 May – Włada Majewska, polish radio journalist, actress, singer (b. 1911)
  • 25 May:
    • Edward Żentara, polish actor (b. 1956)
    • Marek Nawara, polish politician (b. 1956)
  • 27 May:
    • Małgorzata Dydek, polish basketball player (b. 1974)
    • Jacek Puchała, polish surgeon (b. 1956)
  • 29 May – Krystyna Skuszanka, polish theatre director and principal of theatres (b. 1924)

June[edit]

Jan Kułakowski
  • 4 June – Jerzy Świątkiewicz, polish lawyer (b. 1925)
  • 6 June – Stefan Kuryłowicz, polish architect (b. 1949)
  • 13 June – Onil, polish rapper (b. 1980)
  • 18 June – Marek Szufa, polish pilot, vice-champion in gliding Aerobatic Flying (b. 1954)
  • 25 June – Jan Kułakowski, polish politician and trade-unionist (b. 1930)
  • 27 June – Maciej Zembaty, polish poet, translator, musician, satirist (b. 1944)
  • 30 June – Tadeusz Skutnik, polish journalist and poet (b. 1947)

July[edit]

  • 12 July – Roman Stanisław Ingarden, mathematical physicist (b. 1920)
  • 16 July:
  • 20 July – Rafał Balcewicz, Polish ice hockey player (b. 1987)
  • 21 July:
    • Andrzej Zalewski, Polish radio journalist (b. 1924)
    • Kazimierz Świątek, Polish Catholic spiritual, Roman Catholic Cardinal (b. 1914)
  • 23 July – Janusz Gniatkowski, Polish singer (b. 1928)

August[edit]

Andrzej Lepper
  • 5 August – Andrzej Lepper, Polish unionist, politician, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture (b. 1954)
  • 6 August – Roman Opałka, Polish painter and graphic artist (b. 1931)
  • 13 August – Jerzy Masztaler, Polish football coach (b. 1946)
  • 19 August – Janusz Kierzkowski, Polish track cyclist (b. 1947)
  • 21 August – Maria Kornatowska, Polish film critic, essayist, lecturer at the Łódź Film School (b. 1943)
  • 22 August – Andrzej Urbanowicz, Polish painter and visual artist (b. 1938)

September[edit]

  • 3 September – Andrzej Maria Deskur, Polish Catholic cleric, Cardinal (b. 1924)
  • 6 September:
    • Janusz Morgenstern, Polish film director (b. 1922)
    • Damian Szojda, Polish Franciscan, an interpreter the Bible (b. 1932)
  • 15 September – Regina Smendzianka, Polish pianist and pedagogue (b. 1924)
  • 16 September – Maria Sawicka, Polish social activist, lawyer (b. 1923)
  • 17 September:
    • Magda Teresa Wójcik, Polish actress, film director (b. 1934)
    • Tomasz Zygadło, Polish film director, screenwriter (b. 1947)

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Sejm uchwalił zmiany w systemie emerytalnym". wnp.pl (in Polish). wnp.pl. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
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  11. ^ termin obliczony zgodnie z art. 98 Konstytucji RP