The deputies commemorated the late Bronisław Cieślak with a minute of silence. The actor, journalist and politician of the Left died in Krakow at the age of 77. – The Left Club will most of all remember him as a committed and efficient man of culture. A person who has done a lot for Polish cinematography – recalled the club’s boss Krzysztof Gawkowski.
Members during Tuesday’s meeting they said goodbye Bronisław Cieślak a minute of silence. The actor, a former SLD MP, died after a serious illness at the age of 77 on Saturday night. On the rostrum of the Sejm, Krzysztof Gawkowski, the head of the Left-wing club, pointed out that Cieślak was a great figure of Polish culture.
– For many Poles, he was primarily a liked and respected actor, journalist and TV presenter. He played in one of the most famous Polish series. The cult role of Sławek Borewicz from the series “07 report yourself” accompanied millions of Poles in their youth and old age – he described.
“We are deeply shaken”
Gawkowski recalled that Cieślak was also involved in politics. As he said, in 1997 he obtained a parliamentary seat from SLD lists, and in the third term he sat on administration and culture committees. In the 2001 elections, he was again a parliamentarian from the Krakow constituency.
– The Left Club will most of all remember him as a committed and efficient man of culture. A person who did a lot for Polish cinematography. We remember that he was a spokesman for the parliamentary club – said Gawkowski. – We are deeply shocked, but also convinced that the great figure of Bronek will remain in the memory – he assured. The head of the Lewica club expressed his sympathy to the family for the death of Bronisław Cieślak.
Bronisław Cieślak was born in 1943. He worked as a journalist for the Polish Radio and Polish Television. In the 1970s he started acting, the most popular was the role of the police lieutenant Sławomir Borewicz in the series “07 report”.
In 1997, he got to the Sejm from the list of the Democratic Left Alliance. He extended his term of office in the 2001 elections and served as a spokesman for the SLD club. In 2005 and 2007, he ran for the next parliamentary elections, but did not win a seat.
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