Third party may hold sway in Poland's presidential run-off (2)

21:52, June 21, 2010      

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Komorowski is regarded as a center-right candidate eager to push for political unity and a greater Polish presence in the European Union (EU).

Born on June 4, 1952, Komorowski graduated from the University of Warsaw in 1977 with a history degree.

His business-friendly, pro-EU party chose Komorowski as its presidential candidate in March, weeks before the plane crash in Smolensk.

Komorowski was defense minister from 2000 to 2001 and vice marshal of the parliament's lower house from 2005 to 2007.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski was born on June 18, 1949. He co-founded the socially conservative Law and Justice party in 2001, and the party won the 2005 parliamentary elections under his leadership.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski was prime minister from July 2006 to November 2007, when he gained a reputation for fighting corruption and bureaucracy.

He is known for his nationalistic stance, putting up a frosty front both to the EU and to Russia.Israel
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