Marek Borowski

Marek Stefan Borowski
Marshal of the Sejm
5thMarshal of the Sejm of The Third Republic of Poland
In office
19 October 2001  20 April 2004
President Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek, Leszek Miller
Preceded by Maciej Płażyński
Succeeded by Józef Oleksy
Finance Minister of Poland
In office
26 October 1993  8 February 1994
President Lech Wałęsa
Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak
Preceded by Jerzy Osiatyński
Succeeded by Grzegorz Kołodko
Personal details
Born (1946-01-04) 4 January 1946
Warsaw, People's Republic of Poland
Political party Democratic Left Alliance, Social Democratic Party of Poland
Spouse(s) Halina Borowska
Profession Economist

Marek Stefan Borowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarɛk bɔˈrɔfskʲi]; born 4 January 1946 in Warsaw, Poland) is a Polish left-wing politician. He led the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) for a time and was Speaker of the Sejm (the lower, more powerful, house of Poland's parliament) from 2001 to 2004.[1]


He was born to a Polish-Jewish family, as a son of Janina and Wiktor Borowski.

From 2004 to January 2009 he was the leader and chairman, of a new Polish left-wing party called Social Democracy of Poland (SdPl), formed from a break-away group of SLD. He was a candidate in the presidential elections in 2005, but he got fourth place, with 10%.

Marek Borowski is an MP from Piła, but in the September 2005 parliamentary elections he contested a seat in Warsaw. Borowski was the Social Democratic presidential candidate in the 2005 Polish presidential elections. Just as his party received a massive defeat in the September 2005 Parliamentary elections, Borowski lost the presidential elections, receiving 10% of the vote and fourth place, despite Aleksander Kwaśniewski's support following the withdrawal of Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz.

He most recently ran (unsuccessfully) for the office of mayor of Warsaw in the 2010 local elections.

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