2010 in Poland

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Events during the year 2010 in Poland.


Lech Kaczyński
Position Person Party Notes
President Lech Kaczyński Independent (Supported by the Law and Justice) Until 10 April 2010[1]
Bronisław Komorowski Civic Platform 10 April 2010 - 8 July 2010 (Acting)
Bogdan Borusewicz Independent (Supported by the Civic Platform) 8 July 2010 only (Acting)
Grzegorz Schetyna Civic Platform 8 July 2010 - 6 August 2010 (Acting)
Bronisław Komorowski Independent (Supported by the Civic Platform) From 6 August 2010
Prime Minister Donald Tusk Civic Platform
Marshal of the Sejm Bronisław Komorowski Civic Platform Until 8 July 2010
Stefan Niesiołowski Civic Platform 8 July 2010 only (Acting)
Grzegorz Schetyna Civic Platform From 8 July 2010
Marshal of the Senate Bogdan Borusewicz Independent (Supported by the Civic Platform)


2010 Polish presidential election
Candidate Party First round Second round
Popular vote Percentage Popular vote Percentage
Bronisław Komorowski Civic Platform 6,981,319 41.54% 8,933,887 53.01%
Jarosław Kaczyński Law and Justice 6,128,255 36.46% 7,919,134 46.99%
Grzegorz Napieralski Democratic Left Alliance 2,299,870 13.68%
Janusz Korwin-Mikke Freedom and Lawfulness 416,898 2.48%
Waldemar Pawlak Polish People's Party 294,273 1.75%
Andrzej Olechowski 242,439 1.44%
Marek Jurek Right of the Republic 177,315 1.06%
Bogusław Ziętek Free Trade Union "August 80" 29,548 0.18%
Kornel Morawiecki Fighting Solidarity 21,596 0.13%
Total and turnout 16,806,170 54.94% 16,853,021 55.31%



Town square of Kołaczyce



  • 12 March – VIII Gniezno Convention and Rammstein concert in the Łódź Atlas Arena.


Coffin of Lech Kaczyński in the Presidential Palace's chapel
  • 11 April – At the military airport Warsaw-Okecie an aircraft landed with the body of the late President Lech Kaczyński. The coffin was transported to the Presidential Palace. On the route of the procession crowds reflected the honour of deceased countryman.
  • 17 April – The Warsaw farewell ceremony were held in honour of the victims of a plane crash near Smolensk.
  • 18 April – In Kraków, the funeral of the presidential couple, Lech and Maria Kaczyński took place.
  • 29 April – The highest win in the Lotto was won in Elblag and totalled 24 636 124.00 PLN.
  • 30 April – The Department of Computer Science of PKP turned off the last operating system in Poland based on a computer teleprocessing 1305th Oder.


  • 7 May – Gen. Mieczyslaw Cieniuch became chief of General Staff.
  • 11 May – Polish thirteen-year-old astronomy lover Rafał Reszelewski discovers Sungrazing Comets Kreutz group comet as the youngest in the project.
  • 12 May – PZU shares debuted on the Warsaw stock exchange.
  • 15 May – Lech Poznań became the Polish soccer Champion.
  • 16 May – Rapid flooding of rivers in the basin of upper Odra and Vistula rivers gave rise to the great flood, which covered the whole southern Poland.
  • 22 May – The sarcophagus with the remains of Nicolaus Copernicus were solemnly buried in the Basilica Cathedral in Frombork.
  • 26 May – The flood wave, after reaching the Baltic Sea finished the first stage of flooding.
  • 27 May – Concert of AC/DC in Warsaw Bemowo Airport.
  • 30 May – Elton John's concert at the stadium in Warsaw Polonia.


Bronisław Komorowski
Jarosław Kaczyński
  • 1 June – The transcripts of the recordings of the black boxes of the Polish aircraft Tu-154M No. 101, which crashed in Smolensk were published.
  • 2 June – The beginning of the second stage of flooding.
  • 6 June – Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko became beatified on Marshal Jozef Pilsudski Sq. in Warsaw.
  • 10 June – Irena Lipowicz was appointed by the Sejm for the office of the ombudsman.
  • 11 June:
  • 16 June – Concert of the Big Four of thrash metal in the Sonisphere festival in Warsaw, at the airport Bemowo.
  • 20 June:
  • 26 June – Abp. Henryk Muszynski introduces the new Primate - Józef Kowalczyk, on archbishops of Gniezno cathedral.



  • 6 August – Inauguration of Bronisław Komorowski for the President of the Republic of Poland.[8]
  • 7 August – Bogatynia was flooded by the river flowing through the town, named Miedzianka.
  • 9–10 August – A night happening against the presence of the cross of Smolensk before the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.
  • 16 August:
    • The jubilee rally on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of scouting in Poland began in Kraków. The inauguration of the rally, held on 17 August, attended by Prime Minister Donald Tusk - the honorary patron of the rally.
    • Beginning of construction of the second line of the Warsaw metro.
  • 18 August – The hall opened in Gdańsk-Sopot.


  • 16 September – The cross, erected by the Scouts in time of national mourning after the Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash before the Presidential Palace in Warsaw disappears.
  • 20 September – Completion of the Municipal Stadium in Poznań.
  • 24 September:
    • The Sejm appointed 6 January (Epiphany), again a public holiday.
    • Kraków: An underground museum opened beneath the Market Square. The exhibition, entitled "Traces of the European identity of Krakow" is a multimedia spectacle, a journey in time. Visitors can not only see but also touch the history of the origins of the legendary city.
  • 25 September – Wrocław held the second Equality March.



  • 5 November – The Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw was officially opened.
  • 6 November – Start of the TV channel Fox Poland.
  • 6 November – Christ the King (Polish: Pomnik Chrystusa Króla) a colossal statue of Jesus Christ in Świebodzin, Poland is completed.
  • 8 November – As a result of a collision of freight trains in Białystok, a huge fire broke out and the explosion of fuel tanks took place.
  • 12 November – Terms of office of local government bodies, elected in local elections in November 2006, expire under the law.
  • 21 November – The first round of local elections took place.


  • 2 December – Bohdan Zdziennicki's term expires as President of the Constitutional Court.



  • 3 January:
    • Janusz Atlas, Polish sports journalist (b. 1949)
    • Artur Zirajewski, Polish criminal, contract killer, murder witness of Mark Papał (b. 1972)
  • 4 January:
    • Jarosław Giszka, Polish footballer (b. 1965)
    • Tadeusz Góra, Polish Brigadier General, Polish Army pilot, glider (b. 1918)
  • 8 January:
    • Stanisław Szwarc-Bronikowski, Polish journalist, explorer and filmmaker (b. 1917)
    • Marian Terlecki, Polish film director and producer (b. 1954)
  • 10 January – Krzysztof Kowalczyk, Polish volleyball player, coach (b. 1968)
  • 26 January – Juliusz Bardach, Polish lawyer, historian of the system (b. 1914)
  • 27 January – Stanisław Michalik, Polish actor (b. 1927)
  • 28 January – Kazimierz Mijal, Polish politician (b. 1910)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sky News: Polish President Lech Kaczynski Killed When Plane Crashed On Approach To Smolensk Airport In Russia Archived April 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Harding, Luke (April 10, 2010). "Polish president Lech Kaczynski killed in plane crash". The Guardian. London.
  3. ^ Sky News: Polish President Lech Kaczynski Killed When Plane Crashed On Approach To Smolensk Airport In Russia Archived April 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Głosowanie bez większych zakłóceń" (in Polish). Rzeczpospolita. 4 July 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  5. ^ Kołakowska, Dorota (9 July 2010). "Schetyna marszałkiem Sejmu" (in Polish). Rzeczpospolita. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  6. ^ jen (8 July 2010). "Komorowski złożył mandat" (in Polish). Rzeczpospolita. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  7. ^ Zalesiński, Łukasz; Niewińska, Agnieszka; Stróżyk, Jarosław (15 July 2010). "Wygramy pod Grundwaldem, ale co z rycerzami" (in Polish). Rzeczpospolita. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  8. ^ Niewińska, Agnieszka (6 August 2010). "Komorowski zostaje dziś prezydentem" (in Polish). Rzeczpospolita. Retrieved 6 August 2010.