Donald Franciszek Tusk ([ˈdɔnalt franˈt͡ɕiʂɛk ˈtusk] ( listen); born 22 Aprile 1957) is a Polish politeecian. He wis Preses o the European Cooncil. Previously he wis Prime Meenister o Poland (2007–2014), an is a co-foonder an wis chairman o the Ceevic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska) pairty.
Tusk wis offeecially designatit as Prime Meenister on 9 November 2007 an teuk affice on 16 November. His cabinet wan a vote o confidence in the Sejm on 24 November 2007. He is currently the langest servin prime meenister o the Third Republic o Poland. In October 2011, Tusk's Ceevic Platform wan a plurality o seats in the Polish parliamentary election, meanin that Tusk acame the first Prime Meenister tae be re-electit syne the faw o communism in Poland.
Tusk began his public career as an activist in his home toun o Gdansk, supportin Solidarity an organizin his fellae varsity students. Wi the exception o ane fower-year stretch, Tusk haes served in the Third Republic parliament almaist continuously syne its first elections in 1991. He wis Vice Marshal (deputy speaker) o the Senate frae 1997 tae 2001 an Vice Marshal o the Sejm frae 2001 tae 2005. He an aa served as Leader o the Opposeetion frae 2003 tae 2007.
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- "PSL want to continue coalition in next year's general election". Polskie Radio. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.