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Krzysztof Jan Janik (pronounced [ˈkʂɨʂtɔf ˈjanik]; born 11 June 1950 in Kielce) is a Polish left-wing politician. He is a member of the Democratic Left Alliance and from 6 March 2004 to 18 December 2004 was the leader of this party.

Krzysztof Jan Janik
Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration of the Republic of Poland
In office
19 October 2001 – 21 January 2004
PresidentAleksander Kwaśniewski
Prime MinisterLeszek Miller
Preceded byMarek Biernacki
Succeeded byJózef Oleksy
Leader of Democratic Left Alliance
In office
4 March 2004 – 18 December 2004
Preceded byLeszek Miller
Succeeded byJózef Oleksy
Personal details
Born (1950-06-11) 11 June 1950 (age 69)
Kielce, Poland
Political partyPolish United Worker's Party (1968-1990)
Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland (1990-1999)
Democratic Left Alliance (1999-)
ProfessionPolitical scientist

He was Ministers of Internal Affairs and Administration from 2001 to 2004 when he resigned.[1] He was also a member of the parliament from 1993 to 2005.


  1. ^ "Polish police chief resigns". BBC News. 29 October 2003. Retrieved 2010-12-26. Poland's interior minister, Krzysztof Janik, survived a parliamentary vote of no-confidence on Wednesday after being accused by the opposition party of being central to the affair.