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Prezydenci RP - Presidents of the Republic of Poland

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  • Ryszard Kaczorowski, Prezydent RP na uchodźstwie (1919 - 2010)
    Ryszard Kaczorowski, GCMG (26 November 1919 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish statesman. Between 1989 and 1990 he served as the last President of Poland in exile. He succeeded Kazimierz Sabbat and r...
  • Wojciech Witold Jaruzelski (1923 - 2014)
    Wojciech Witold Jaruzelski – polski polityk i dowódca wojskowy, działacz komunistyczny, prezydent PRL (1989) i prezydent RP (1989–1990), generał armii Wojska Polskieg...
  • Edward Raczyński, Prezydent RP na uchodźstwie (1891 - 1993)
    Edward Bernard Raczyński (December 19, 1891 – July 30, 1993) was a Polish aristocrat, diplomat, writer, politician and President of Poland in exile (between 1979 and 1986). He was both ...
  • Ignacy Mościcki, Prezydent RP (1867 - 1946)
    Ignacy Mościcki (ur. 1 grudnia 1867 w Mierzanowie, zm. 2 października 1946 w Versoix) – polski polityk i chemik. Prezydent Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej w latach 1926–1939. Nauk...
  • Stanisław Wojciechowski, Prezydent RP (1869 - 1953)
    Stanisław Wojciechowski (ur. 15 marca 1869 w Kaliszu, zm. 9 kwietnia 1953 w Gołąbkach) – polski polityk i działacz spółdzielczy, drugi prezydent Rzeczyp...

The President of the Republic of Poland (Polish: Prezydent Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, shorter form: Prezydent RP) is the Polish head of state. His or her rights and obligations are determined in the Constitution of Poland.

The President of the Republic of Poland is the head of state, the supreme representative of Poland in the international arena. He has executive authority. He has a right to dissolve the parliament in certain cases (e.g. when it fails to form a Council of Ministers or to adopt the budget).

Presidents of the Republic of Poland (1922-1939):

1. Gabriel Narutowicz (1865-1922) 11 December 1922 - 16 December 1922

2. Stanisław Wojciechowski (1869-1953) 22 December 1922 - 14 May 1926

3. Ignacy Mościcki (1867-1946) 4 June 1926 - 30 September 1939

Presidents of the Republic of Poland in Exile (1939–1990):

1. Władysław Raczkiewicz (1885-1947) 30 September 1939 - 6 June 1947

2. August Zaleski (1883-1972) 9 June 1947 - 8 April 1972

3. Stanisław Ostrowski (1892-1982) 9 April 1972 - 24 March 1979

4. Edward Raczyński (1891-1993) 8 April 1979 - 8 April 1986

5. Kazimierz Sabbat (1913-1989) 8 April 1986 - 19 July 1989

6. Ryszard Kaczorowski (1919-2010) 19 July 1989 - 22 December 1990

Presidents of the Republic of Poland (since 1989):

1. Wojciech Jaruzelski (b. 1923) 31 December 1989 - 22 December 1990

2. Lech Wałęsa (b. 1943) 22 December 1990 - 22 December 1995

3. Aleksander Kwaśniewski (b. 1954) 23 December 1995 - 23 December 2005

4. Lech Kaczyński (1949–2010) 23 December 2005 - 10 April 2010

5. Bronisław Komorowski (b. 1952) 6 August 2010 -

UWAGA / ATTENTION. Lista nie zawiera władz Polskiej Rzeczpospolitej Ludowej. / The list does not include the heads of state under People's Republic of Poland (1944-1989).