Zyta Gilowska, Polish politician, Died at 66

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Zyta Gilowska was born on July 7, 1949, and died on April 5, 2016.

She was a Polish economist, academic, and politician.

Zyta graduated with a degree in economics from Warsaw University.

In the year 1981, Gilowska received her PhD in economics from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin.

Gilowska was a research assistant at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, from 1972 to 1985.

Zyta was an associate professor at the same university, from 1995 to 1999.

During 2001, Zyta became a full professor at the Catholic University of Lublin.

She was a member of the liberal party, from 1994 to 1996, Freedom Union (Unia Wolności).

Zyta Gilowska was the former vice chairman of the Civic Platform (Polish: Platforma Obywatelska) party; however, she left the party on 21 May 2005 in protest over accusations by party colleagues of wrongdoing. From 2001 to 2005, she was a Sejm (the lower chamber of the Polish Parliament) deputy.

As of January 7 to 23 June 2006, Zyta was deputy prime minister and finance minister in the Law and Justice government under Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz.

Zyta Gilowska was dismissed due to allegations about her communist-era collaboration.

However, Paweł Wojciechowski replaced her as finance minister.

She again was deputy prime minister and finance minister, from 22 September 2006 to 16 November 2007.

Zyta Gilowska was made the head of Poland’s financial supervisory authority and the European Investment Bank governor of Polan, during October 2006.

Zyta Gilowska passed away at 66 yrs old.

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