|Zbigniew Tadeusz Ziobro|
|Minister of Justice of the Republic of Poland|
November 16, 2015
|Prime Minister||Beata Szydło|
|Preceded by||Borys Budka|
October 31, 2005 – November 16, 2007
|Prime Minister||Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz
|Preceded by||Andrzej Kalwas|
|Succeeded by||Zbigniew Ćwiąkalski|
|Member of the European Parliament
for Lesser Poland and Świętokrzyskie
19 July 2009 – 2014
August 18, 1970 |
|Children||(1 son) Jan|
Zbigniew Tadeusz Ziobro [ˈzbʲiɡɲɛf ˈʑɔbrɔ] ( listen) (born August 18, 1970 in Kraków) is a Polish politician. He is the current Minister of Justice of the Republic of Poland, as of November 2015, serving in the Cabinet of Beata Szydło. He previously served in the same role from October 2005 to November 2007, simultaneously serving as Public Prosecutor General. He was elected to the Sejm on September 25, 2005 in the 13th Kraków district, running on the Law and Justice list. He received over 120,000 votes in the parliamentary election, the highest percentage constituency result on a nationwide scale.
Due to his proclaimed "battle against corruption", he became one of the more popular, but also polarizing, politicians in Poland. His uncompromising approach and publicized prosecutions earned him the title Man of the year 2006, awarded by Wprost magazine. However, some of his policies were repeatedly characterized as partisan and overzealous by local and international press, including The Economist.
In 2007, former Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration Janusz Kaczmarek, allegedly linked to the Andrzej Lepper bribery case, was forced to resign. He subsequently made a series of attack on members of the government, especially Ziobro. In a media confrontation with vice-PM Andrzej Lepper, Ziobro revealed that he had secretly recorded a conversation with Lepper.
In the elections to the European Parliament in 2009, he was elected in the Kraków constituency as an MEP. He received 335 933 votes, representing the second highest score in the country.
Since 16 November 2015, Ziobro has been the Justice Minister of Poland in the cabinet of Beata Szydło. In February 2016 he became Prosecutor General as well, which is result of new law unifying both positions.
- Zbigniew Ziobro. Determinator z wytycznymi. Krzysztof Burnetko. Ludzie Roku 2007. Polityka. 27 grudnia 2006.
- Bad habits, The Economist, 27 September 2007
- Squeaky if not clean, The Economist, 6 September 2007
- Gazeta.pl: Szokujące przecieki z przesłuchania Kaczmarka August 22, 2007
- Gazeta.pl: Lepper: To Ziobro rządził dyktafonem, nie odwrotnie August 13, 2007
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