Beata Maria Shidlo (Polish: Beata Maria Szydło) - Polish politician, former Prime Minister of Poland.
Place of Birth. Education. Born April 15, 1963 in Auschwitz, she grew up near the town of Brzeszcz, where her father worked as a miner.
In 1989 she graduated from the Faculty of Ethnography at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.
In 1989-1995 she was a postgraduate student at the Faculty of Philosophy and History of the Jagiellonian University.
In 1997 she completed a postgraduate course for cultural managers at the Warsaw School of Economics, and in 2001 she completed a postgraduate course at the Krakow University of Economics, where she studied territorial administration.
Career. From 1987 to 1995 she worked as an assistant at the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, later moved to the Cultural Center in Libionz.
In 1997-1998 she was director of the cultural center Brzeszcz.
Political career. In 1998 she was elected mayor of Brzeszcz, where she worked until 2005. She was also a member of the Auschwitz county council from the Solidarity Electoral Action in 1998-2002.
In 2004, she became vice-president of the Brzeszcz Volunteer Fire Department.
In 2005 she joined Law and Justice (PiS), was elected a member of the Seimas, re-elected in 2007 and 2011.
Since 2010 - deputy leader of the Law and Justice party. Since September 2014 - Treasurer of PiS.
In the parliamentary elections on October 25, 2015, Law and Justice won a majority and Beata Szydlo, nominated for the post of Prime Minister of Poland, formed a government.
On December 7, 2017, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo announced her resignation. On December 8, Polish President Andrzej Duda accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and appointed Mateusz Morawiecki to the post of Prime Minister. In the government of Mateusz Morawiecki, who replaced her, she took the post of Deputy Prime Minister.
In 2019, she participated in the elections to the European Parliament, received a deputy mandate. In connection with the election to the European Parliament on June 3, 2019, she ceased her duties as Deputy Prime Minister.
Family. Married since 1987 to Edward Szydlo, he is a historian by training, an employee of the educational center in Auschwitz and director of the School of Government and Trade in Auschwitz. They have two sons - Timothy and Blaze.