Lech Kaczynski was born June 18, 1949 in Warsaw, Poland. By the early 1980s he had become active in Solidarity, the trade-union movement headed by Lech Wasa. In 2001 he and his identical twin Jarosaw cofounded the Law and Justice Party. In 2002 Lech Kaczynski became mayor of Warsaw. In 2005 he was elected president of Poland. In 2010, he died in a plane crash.
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