Donald Tusk’s father died when he was fourteen, he met Lech Walesa got involved in Solidarity as a student, after seeing brutality in the streets. Donald and his wife, as Solidarity activists were arrested and lost their flat. After his release, Donald Tusk became a manual worker and worked high up on chimneys for six years.
After the first liberal government, he established his own party. When he was defeated in elections, he turned to his love of history and wrote bestselling books. He’s also passionate about football !
After yet another party was formed, he eventually became Prime Minister of Poland 2007-2014
Interesting stuff !