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Bronisław Komorowski

President of Poland - Bronisław Komorowski

Date of birth
Politician, Historian

Bronisław Komorowski was born on 4 July 1952 in Oborniki Slaskie near Wroclaw, in a family with strong traditions of independence and gentry. After the war he family settled in Lower Silesia although its roots are in the Eastern Kresy and Vilnius. Komorowski’s early childhood was spent in Poznan where his maternal grandparents lived, having returned from the war exile.

Between 1957 and1959 the Komorowski family, i.e. the parents, Bronislaw and his two sisters, lived in Jozefow near Otwock where the whole family crammed in a 10-metre kitchen of a damp barrack.
In 1959 the Komorowskis transferred to Pruszkow near Warsaw, where Bronislaw started primary education which he terminated already in Warsaw, moving with the family in 1966. He graduated from Cyprian Kamil Norwid High School and went on to study history in the Department of History at the University of Warsaw. He has been involved in the Scout Movement, which he credits for meeting his future wife. His anti-communist activity commenced when he was a highschooler - he participated in demonstrations, e.g. during March 68 events. He was arrested for the first time in 1971, at the tender age of 19.

In 1976 he took part in support operations for the victim workers from Radom and Ursus and cooperated with the Workers Defence Committe and the Movement for Defence of Human and Civic Rights. He organised patriotic rallies, worked as an underground printer, journalist, distributor and publisher, of, among others, Historical and Literary Library. During the years of his underground activity he was repeatedly arrested and persecuted.Under martial law he was detained in an internment camp.

In 1977 he married Anna Dembowska and is a father of five adult children – Zofia, Tadeusz, Maria, Piotr and Elzbieta as well as a grandfather of a 10-month-old Stanislaw. In 1977 he completed his MA studies and started an internship in Zespol Prasy PAX. From 1980 to 1981 he worked for the Centre of Social Investigation of NSZZ "Solidarity" and the years of martial law saw him working as a teacher of history at the Lower Seminary in Niepokalanow, where he stopped teaching in 1989.
Starting from 1982 he was an editor of an independent underground magazine ‘ABC’ (which stands for the Adriatic Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea) which was dealing with the problems of the East and Central-East Europe.

After 1989 he became a member of the home section of the Polish Community – an association helping the Poles living abroad. He was also the president of the Foundation for Helping Polish Libraries, the president of the board of the Euro-Atlantic Association as well as the president of Maritime and River League. Since 1989 he has held several government posts.

From 1989 to 1990 he was a manager of the office of minister Aleksander Hall. In 1991 he became an MP for the first time and has been holding this post for six terms now. He worked in a Committee for Poles Abroad, National Defence Committee and Committee for Foreign Affairs.

From 1990 to 1993 he was a civil deputy minister for national defence specialising in educational and social issues in the governments of Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki and Hanna Suchocka.

Between 1997 and 2000 he presided over the Parliamentary National Defence Committee. Between 2000 and 2001 he was the minister of national defence in the government of Jerzy Buzek. Since 2001 he was the deputy chairman of the Parliamentary National Defence Committee and a member of Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs. Bronislaw Komorowski was a member of Freedom Union, where he was a general secretary and was also involved with Conservative People’s Party, holding a position of deputy president.

Since 2001 he has been a member of Civic Platform in which he held the function of the chairman of the Mazowsze Region and since 2006 has been the deputy chairmain of the party.

In October 2005 he was elected Deputy Speaker for the 5th Lower House of Parliament. Before the last elections he wrote fragments of Civic Platform’s manifesto concerning foreign policies. In 2007 parliamentary elections Bronislaw Komorowski was on Civic Platform’s list in the Warsaw constituency, and polled almost 140,000 votes – a record-breaking number for this constituency.
On 5 November 2007 in the first session of the 6th Lower House of Parliament Bronisław Komorowski was elected Speaker by 292 votes. In the primary elections for Civic Platform’s candidate to run for presidency he won by landslide with 68.5% of support votes nationally, in all age groups and regions.

As a result of the tragic death of President Lech Kaczyński in the Smolensk plane crash on 10th April 2010, Bronisław Komorowski, the Speaker of the Sejm, became acting President of Poland, subject to the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland. He held the office until 8th July 2010, when he resigned from the position of the Speaker of the Sejm.
He received 6 981 319 votes (41.54%) in the first round of the presidential election on 20th June 2010, and came as the first out of 10 candidates. In the second round of the election (on 4th July 2010), 8 933 887 voters supported Komorowski (53.01%), enabling him to defeat the Law and Justice party candidate, Jarosław Kaczyński. Komorowski will be sworn in as president before the National Assembly on 6th August 2010.

Myanmar President U Thein Sein

Myanmar President U Thein Sein

U Thein Sein and Abhisit U Thien Sein in Indonesia

U Thein Sein is Myanmar former Prime Minister and President since March 2011 to present. President Thein Sein is one of the most adorable politicians in Myanmar in such moral, humility and his love of change. It is the reason some people give him a title “Reformist.”
Family: U Thein was born in a small village, Kyonku village, Ngapudaw Township, Pathein District in the Ayeyarwady Division of Myanmar on 20 April 1945. He was the youngest son of U Maung Phyo  and Daw Khin Nyunt, born in a small wooden house on the road that runs through the center of Kyonku. All his childhood was being a poor kid. Mr. Kyaw Soe, a person from Kyonku village, said, ‘His parents were landless, and his father, U Maung Phyo, made a living carrying cargo at the river jetty and weaving bamboo mats.’ U Thein Sein married to Daw Khin Khin Win and they have three daughters.
U Thein Sein Service and Career:
  • 1968     Graduate of the Defense Services Academy – 9th intake
  • 1988     Light Infantry Division 55 (Military Rank: Major; Location: Kalaw, Shan State)
  • 1989     Graduate of the Command and General Staff College (Location: Kalaw, Shan State)
  • 1990     Commander of Infantry Battalion 89 (Location: Kale, Sagaing Division)
  • 1992 – 1995     General Staff Officer at the War Office (Military Rank: Colonel; Location: Rangoon)
  • 1995     Military Operations Command- 4 (Location: Hmawbi Township, Rangoon. Assigned to establish the newly-formed military command)
  • 1996 – 2001     Commander of the Triangle Regional Command (Military Rank: Brigadier General; Location: Kengtung Township, Shan State)
  • Nov 2001 –Aug 2003     Adjutant General of the War Office (Military Rank: Major General.
  • Aug 2003 – Oct 2004    SPDC Secretary-2
  • Oct 2004 – Oct 2007     SPDC Secretary-1
  • May 2004 – Sep 2007     Chairman of the National Convention Convening Commission (Oversaw the National Convention’s proceedings)
  • Oct 2007 – Feb 2011    SPDC Prime Minister
  • Oct 2008 – Feb 2011       Chairman of the National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee (Tasked to oversee relief efforts for cyclone Nargis)
  • Apr 2010 – Feb 2011    USDP Chairman (Resigned from the USDP after being elected as Burma’s President)
  • Nov 2010 – Feb 2011    Member of Parliament (Elected with 91% of the votes as the USDP candidate to the People’s Assembly in Naypyidaw’s Zabuthiri Township)
  • Feb 2011 – Present     Head of the National Defense and Security Council (NDSC)
  • Feb 2011 – Present    President of Myanmar (Elected with 408 out of 659 votes (62%) in the National Parliament) (Source:ALTSEAN)
Personality: U Thein Sein is a humble man and who hate corruption. “There were certainly people who were close to the military who thought that he was one of the better ones, that he was not personally corrupt,” said Larry Dinger, who headed the U.S. mission in Myanmar until last August.While he was serving in Shan Stage all people love him. “If you ask the people here which commander they liked the most, it would go to him,” Mr. Khuensai said. “Or, more accurately, he was the commander that people hated the least.”
Three Things That Open U Thein Sein Eyes:
1. Nargis Cyclone: When the Nargis Cyclone disaster happened to Myanmar in 2008, Thein Sein was the head of the country’s disaster preparedness committee and thus the leader of the military junta’s emergency response efforts. His native village, township and district was the most hit area. He saw how thing went terrible and horrible, it made him realize the limitations of the old regime.
2. International Affair: During his Prime Minister career, he represented Myanmar and visited several countries such as US (New York), Singapore and other countries. He saw something. This opened his eyes to the economic backwardness of the country, one of the poorest in Asia as well as the world.
3. Saffron Revolution: 2007 Saffron Revolution may turn his mind from the old regime. In Saffron revolution thousands of Monks were killed. According to close source U Thein Sein is devoted Buddhist. This occurred may be one of the most difficult thing for U Thien Sein to deal with. No more old school, start new fashion.
Some Result in His President Time:
When U Thein Sein became  national leader, Myanmar has tasted new governing style; both authorization and democracy. Later on it changed step by step. Latest election, 1 April 2012, is free and fair election, there will be no more by election than that. International community also satisfied about that. The first and biggest thing President U Thein Sein has done change step by step. He is not revolutionist but he is reformist (Not Revolution but Evolution). Let’s count some change that we can see
1. Released Political Prisoners
2. Lead the election free and fair
3. Communicate to International Society (Ease Sanction)
4. Convince NLD and International Community
5. Reconciliation With Rebels
6. Open wider door for media and press