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Aleksander Kwasniewski
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Aleksander Kwasniewski

Aleksander Kwaśniewski (pronounced: Alexander Kva-sh-nye-v-sky) is a Polish politician and currently the President of Poland. Born November 15 1954 in Białogard;. He was an activist of Socialist Union of Polish Students (Socjalistyczny Związek Studentów Polsjich, SZSP) and the minister of sports in th 1980s.

He succeeded Lech Wałęsa; as President after winning the 1995 elections. Kwaśniewski was elected for his second and final term as president in 2000.

He was also a former leader of the left-wing Socjaldemokracja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, an heir to the Polish United Workers Party, and later of the Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej. (Democratic Left Alliance)

See also: Presidents of Poland.

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