Provincial government

Legal system

Constitution Political system

Legislature

Sejm of the Republic of Poland

Members of the ninth term

Speaker of the Sejm: Elżbieta Witek

Senate of the Republic of Poland

Senators of the 10th term

Speaker of the Senate: Tomasz Grodzki

National Assembly

Executive power

President: Andrzej Duda

Prime Minister: Mateusz Morawiecki

Council of Ministers: Mateusz Morawiecki’s second government

Judicial authority

Judiciary

Supreme Court

First President: Małgorzata Manowska

Supreme Administrative Court president: Jacek Chlebny

Constitutional Tribunal president: Julia Przyłębska

Tribunal of State Małgorzata Manowska National Council of the Judiciary chairman: Paweł Styrna

State control

Supreme Chamber of Control Marian Banaś

Ombudsman for Civil Rights Protection Marcin Wiącek

Ombudsman for Children Marek Michalak

National Broadcasting Council Witold Kołodziejski

Finance

National Bank of Poland Adam Glapiński

Monetary Policy Council

Local government

Gmina self-government Poviat self-government Voivodeship self-government Administrative division of Poland

Political parties

Parliamentary clubs are formed or co-formed by:

Law and Justice

Solidarna Polska Republican Party

Civic Coalition

Civic Platform Modern Initiative Poland Green Party

Left

New Left Left Left Together

Coalition Poland

Polish People’s Party Center for Poland Union of European Democrats

The parliamentary circles are formed and co-founded by:

Konfederacja Wolność i Niepodległość

National Movement Freedomists KORWiN Confederation of Polish Crowns

Polska 2050 Porozumienie

K’15 and Demokracja Bezpośrednia

Polish Affairs Polish Socialist Party

Groupings that did not cross the threshold in the 2019 Sejm elections:

Non-partisan Local Government Effective Action of Disappointed Pensioners Pensioners Right of the Republic.

Elections

Parliamentary elections: 2019

Presidential elections: 2020

Parliamentary elections: 2019

Municipal elections: 2018

Referendums: 2015

Foreign policy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister: Zbigniew Rau

Ambassadors of Poland Diplomatic outposts Committee on European Affairs Parliamentary Committees on Foreign Affairs

Sejmowa Senacka

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Portal Poland

Voivodeship self-government – a separate (inhabiting a certain territory) in the structure of the state, an association of regional communities functioning with the rank of voivodeship, which by law is appointed to independently perform the tasks of public administration, and is equipped with material means to carry out the tasks imposed on it. The provincial self-government has the ability to shape its own internal organization, including the election of provincial self-government bodies (provincial assembly, provincial board), as well as to make local laws through these bodies.

By the term voivodeship and voivodeship self-government is meant the regional self-governing community and the relevant territory.

Competencies[edit | edit code].

Provincial self-government bodies act on the basis and within the limits of the law. The scope of action of the provincial self-government includes the performance of public tasks of a provincial nature, not reserved by law for governmental administrative bodies. The scope of action of the provincial self-government does not violate the independence of the district and municipality, and the provincial self-government bodies do not constitute supervisory or control bodies vis-à-vis the district and municipality, and are not organs of higher degree in administrative proceedings.

The provincial self-government performs public tasks specified by law on its own behalf and on its own responsibility, disposes of provincial property and conducts independent financial management on the basis of the budget.

The province has legal personality.

The voivodeship self-government, on the basis of statutory authorizations, establishes local acts of law binding on the territory of the voivodeship.

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