Donald Tusk is a Polish politician and historian. He served as Prime Minister of Poland from 2007 until 2014 and was a co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform political party. He became the first Prime Minister to be re-elected since the fall of Communism in Poland. In 2014 he became President of the European Council and succeeded Herman Van Rompuy. He was re-elected to this position in 2017.