Józef Pińkowski

Józef Pińkowski [ˈjuzɛf piɲˈkɔfskʲi] (About this soundlisten) (17 April 1929, Siedlce – 8 November 2000, Warsaw) was a Polish Communist politician who served as 51st Prime Minister of Poland from 1980 to 1981.

Józef Pińkowski
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Prime Minister of Poland
In office
24 August 1980 – 11 February 1981
Preceded byEdward Babiuch
Succeeded byWojciech Jaruzelski
Personal details
Born(1929-04-17)17 April 1929
Siedlce, Poland
Died8 November 2000(2000-11-08) (aged 71)
Warsaw, Poland
Political partyPolish United Workers' Party

By profession Pińkowski was an economist. In 1971 he became a member of the central committee of the PZPR. Between 1971 and 1974 he was First Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Ministerial Council. Between September 1980 and February 1981, during the early years of the Solidarity movement, he served with some success as Prime Minister of Poland under the party leadership of Stanisław Kania.

Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Babiuch
Prime Minister of Poland
1980–1981
Succeeded by
Wojciech Jaruzelski