Przemysław Gosiewski

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Przemysław Edgar Gosiewski
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Deputy Prime Minister of Poland
In office
May 8, 2007 – November 16, 2007
Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński
Succeeded by Waldemar Pawlak
Grzegorz Schetyna
Member of the Sejm
In office
21 September 2001 – 10 April 2010
Succeeded by Bartłomiej Dorywalski
Constituency 33 – Kielce
Personal details
Born (1964-05-12)May 12, 1964
Słupsk
Died April 10, 2010(2010-04-10) (aged 45)
Smolensk, Russia
Political party Law and Justice
Profession lawyer
Religion Catholic

Przemysław Edgar Gosiewski (pronounced [pʂɛˈmɨswaf ˈɛdɡar ɡɔˈɕɛfskʲi]; May 12, 1964 – April 10, 2010) was a Polish politician and a deputy chair of Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) party. In the 1980s he was active in the Solidarity movement. In years 2006-2007 he served as a Deputy Prime Minister of Poland in Jarosław Kaczyński's government.

He was elected to Sejm in 2001 and reelected on September 25, 2005, receiving 31,253 votes in 33 Kielce district as a candidate on the Law and Justice list.

He was the majority leader between November 3, 2005 and July 19, 2006. He has been a minister (Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers) since July 14, 2006. On May 8, 2007 he became Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and held that position until November 11, 2007.

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 16 April 2010, Gosiewski was posthumously awarded the Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta and on 29 April 2010, the City Council in Ostrowiec made him an honorary citizen.

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