Mariusz Błaszczak

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Mariusz Błaszczak
Mariusz Błaszczak Sejm 2015 02.JPG
Member of the Sejm
Assumed office
3 August 2010
Constituency 20 – Warszawa
Member of the Council of Ministers of Poland in Jarosław Kaczyński's Cabinet
In office
27 March 2007 – 16 November 2007
Director of the Prime Minister's Office
In office
31 October 2005 – 16 November 2007
Preceded by Sławomir Cytrycki
Succeeded by Tomasz Arabski
Mayor of Śródmieście District, Warsaw.
In office
2004 – 31 October 2005
Deputy Mayor of Wola District, Warsaw.
In office
Personal details
Born (1969-09-19) 19 September 1969 (age 47)
Nationality Polish
Political party Law and Justice
Religion Roman Catholicism

Mariusz Błaszczak [ˈmarʲjuʂ ˈbwaʂt͡ʂak] (born 19 September 1969, in Legionowo) is a Polish politician, historian, and local government representative. Since 16 November 2015 Blaszczak has been Interior minister of Poland.


Błaszczak took a degree in history at Warsaw University in 1994 and completed his studies at the National School of Public Administration in 2001.

He also completed his postgraduate studies in Local Government and Development (1997) as well as Management and Administration (2006). Subsequently, he served an internship in Ireland. During his studies he was a member of and served in an advisory capacity for the Independent Students' Association, the Catholic Academic Youth Association and the Center Alliance Party.

After completing his education he worked for the local government administration. As Deputy Mayor of the Wola District of Warsaw in 2002 - 2004, he was noted for his openness to dialogue. Błaszczak demonstrated unwaivering dedication to many projects, including the construction of sport centers by educational institutions.

In 2004, he was chosen Mayor of the Śródmieście District. His principal achievement as Mayor was the facilitation of cooperation and communication between the municipal authorities and the residential communities.

His other accomplishment was the initiation of a project for the revitalization of residential buildings in Śródmieście. On 31 October 2005, he was appointed Director of the Prime Minister's Office by Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz.

He was a Member of the Council of Ministers of Poland in Jarosław Kaczyński's Cabinet.

Mariusz Błaszczak is also a member of the Regional Board of Mazovia and the Law and Justice Party Political Council. He is currently serving as Chairperson of the parliamentary club (parliamentary group) of his party.

Since he effectively dispatched the seditious faction within the Law and Justice Party, headed by Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska and Elżbieta Jakubiak (a parliamentary association tagged as Polska Jest Najważniejsza - Poland Comes First), Mariusz Błaszczak has come to be regarded as Jarosław Kaczyński's right-hand man and his most loyal and trusted advisor.

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