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):
Presidents of the Republic of Poland in Exile (1939–1990):
1. Władysław Raczkiewicz (1885-1947) 30 September 1939 - 6 June 1947
3. Stanisław Ostrowski (1892-1982) 9 April 1972 - 24 March 1979
Presidents of the Republic of Poland (since 1989):
3. Aleksander Kwaśniewski (b. 1954) 23 December 1995 - 23 December 2005
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).