Much like the United States, Poland has an executive branch of their government in which the President sits. They are elected democratically in five year terms with a maximum possible of two terms being held by a single person. They have numerous powers in government, such as the right to initiate the legislative process, the power to ratify and revoke international agreements, and the command of the Armed Forces. As President, he appoints a Prime minister when he is elected, currently Beata Szydło, much like the President of the United States appoints his cabinet members.
The current President is Andrzej Duda, a Polish lawyer and politician. He studied law at Jagiellonian University and in 2001 was appointed as an assistant professor of the Administrative Law Department of that university. He is also a keen skier.