Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska

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Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska
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Deputy Marshal of the Sejm
Assumed office
12 November 2015
Serving with See List
MarshalMarek Kuchciński
Elżbieta Witek
Preceded byCezary Grabarczyk (PO)
Elżbieta Radziszewska (PO)
Marshal of the Sejm
In office
25 June 2015 – 11 November 2015
PresidentBronisław Komorowski
Andrzej Duda
Prime MinisterEwa Kopacz
DeputyCezary Grabarczyk (PO)
Elżbieta Radziszewska (PO)
Marek Kuchciński (PiS)
Wanda Nowicka (Non-Partisan)
Eugeniusz Grzeszczak (PSL)
Jerzy Wenderlich (SLD)
SeniorJózef Zych (PSL)
Preceded byRadosław Sikorski
Succeeded byMarek Kuchciński
Press Spokesperson of the Council of Ministers
In office
3 February 2015 – 25 June 2015
Prime MinisterEwa Kopacz
Preceded byIwona Sulik
Succeeded byCezary Tomczyk
In office
7 January 2014 – 23 September 2014
Prime MinisterDonald Tusk
Ewa Kopacz
Preceded byPaweł Graś
Succeeded byIwona Sulik
Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
In office
23 September 2014 – 25 June 2015
Prime MinisterEwa Kopacz
Preceded byIwona Sulik
Succeeded byCezary Tomczyk
Personal details
Born
Małgorzata Maria Grabska

(1957-05-05) 5 May 1957 (age 62)
Warsaw, Poland
Political partyCivic Platform
Other political
affiliations
Civic Coalition (2018–present)
Spouse(s)Jan Kidawa-Błoński
Children1
ParentsMaciej Władysław Grabski
Helena Nowakowska
RelativesWładysław Grabski (great-grandfather)
Stanisław Wojciechowski (great-grandfather)
Maria Wojciechowska (great-grandmother)
Władysław Jan Grabski (paternal grandfather)
Zofia Wojciechowska-Grabska (paternal grandmother)
EducationUniversity of Warsaw
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Małgorzata Maria Kidawa-Błońska, née Grabska (born 5 May 1957) is a Polish politician, film producer and sociologist. She was Marshal of the Sejm from 25 June 2015 to 11 November 2015. She also served as the Government Spokeswomen for the Second Cabinet of Donald Tusk in 2014 and in 2015 for the Cabinet of Ewa Kopacz. From 2012 to 2015, she served as the Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister from 2012 to 2015. She is now the Deputy Marshal of the Sejm under Sejm Marshal Elżbieta Witek. She is the 2020 Civic Platform candidate for President of Poland

Early life[edit]

Małgorzata Maria Grabska was born in Warsaw. She is the daughter of Maciej Władysław Grabski and Helena Nowakowska. Her father was the Professor of Technical Science for the Warsaw University of Technology while her mother's job is unknown. She comes from a political dynasty from her father's side being a descendant of two prominent politicians during the time of Interwar Poland. Her paternal grandfather, Władysław Jan Grabski, was a renowned writer who wrote historical novels on the History of Poland, while her paternal grandmother, Zofia Wojciechowska-Grabska, was a painter who focused on Religious Art and Still Life. Władysław was the second son of the three times Polish Prime Minister Władysław Grabski and Katarzyna Lewandowska. Zofia was the eldest daughter of Polish President, Stanisław Wojciechowski and First Lady, Maria Kiersnowska.

She passed her high school diploma in the IX LO Klementyna Hoffmanowa in Warsaw. In 1983 she graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Warsaw . In the late 1980s, she worked in the literary department of the Film Studio Karol Irzykowski. She worked as a film producer at Gambit Production, from 1994 to 2005.

Political career[edit]

She was elected to the Sejm on 25 September 2005, getting 4615 votes in 19 Warsaw district, as a candidate from the Civic Platform list. Marshal of the Sejm from 25 June 2015 to 11 November 2015. Deputy Marshal of the Sejm since 12 November 2015.[1]

Kidawa-Błońska at the Civic Platform election convention in Warsaw, 2015

On 3 September 2019, she was announced by the Civic Coalition as its candidate for Prime Minister.[2][3] The coalition lost the parliamentary election.

She announced her intention to take part in Civic Platform's presidential primaries in order to become party's candidate in the 2020 presidential elections in Poland.[4][5] On 14 December 2019 it was announced that she won those primaries (by receiving 345 electorate votes, compared to Jaśkowiak's 125 votes) and therefore she became Civic Platform's candidate for president.[6]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to a film director Jan Kidawa-Błoński with whom she has a son, Jan. Małgorzata is a great-granddaughter of Prime Minister Władysław Grabski (1874–1938) and President Stanisław Wojciechowski (1869–1953).[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Informacje ogólne". Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  2. ^ Shotter, James (3 September 2019). "Poland's Schetyna will not run for prime minister". Financial Times. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Poland's Civic Coalition makes Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska PM candidate". Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  4. ^ "Kidawa-Blonska announces candidature for presidential primaries | Polska Agencja Prasowa SA". www.pap.pl. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  5. ^ "Civic Platform's Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska confirms her 2020 presidential bid". TVN24.pl. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  6. ^ "Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska kandydatką PO na prezydenta RP". Onet Wiadomości (in Polish). 2019-12-14. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  7. ^ Biography
  8. ^ "Kidawa-Błońska to prawnuczka prezydenta RP. Kilka faktów z życia kandydatki opozycji na premiera". Retrieved 2019-09-23.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Radosław Sikorski
Marshal of the Sejm
2015
Succeeded by
Marek Kuchciński
Party political offices
Preceded by
Bronisław Komorowski
Civic Platform nominee for
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