Grzegorz Dolniak

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Grzegorz Dolniak
Acting Parliamentary Leader of the Civic Platform
Acting Leader of the Civic Platform in the Sejm
In office
2 October 2009 – 9 October 2009
LeaderDonald Tusk
Preceded byZbigniew Chlebowski
Succeeded byGrzegorz Schetyna
Personal details
Born17 February 1960
Died10 April 2010(2010-04-10) (aged 50)
Political partyCivic Platform

Grzegorz Maciej Dolniak (Gizh-eh-gozh Dawl-nee-ak; 17 February 1960 in Będzin – 10 April 2010) was a Polish politician. He was elected to the Sejm on 25 September 2005, getting 12,151 votes in the 32nd Sosnowiec district as a candidate from the Civic Platform list. He was also a member of Sejm 2001–05.

He was listed on the flight manifest[1] of the Tupolev Tu-154 of the 36th Special Aviation Regiment carrying the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński which crashed near Smolensk-North airport near Pechersk near Smolensk, Russia, on 10 April 2010, killing all aboard.

On April 16, 2010 Dolniak was decorated posthumously with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. On April 22 he was buried in the cemetery at Holy Trinity Parish in Będzin. His wife, Barbara, became a politician as well, serving as Deputy Marshal of the Sejm.

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