His first premiership (5 June – 7 July 1992) was the briefest Government during this period, lasted only 33 days. This was, however, notable period, known commonly as Pawlak's 33 days (33 dni Pawlaka).
After the downfall of Jan Olszewski's cabinet, Pawlak, a leader of the agrarian Polish People's Party, was named new Prime Minister by President Lech Wałęsa with mission, to form a new coalition government included agrarians, Christian democrats and liberals.
Pawlak's first premiership and his role was and is widely viewed as caretaker administration, to give a new coalition time to form next government, after political disturbance after fall of the Olszewski government.
Because cabinet did not receive support from Sejm, at this time Pawlak had no official ministers, only temporary chiefs of executive branches.
Pawlak's 1st government
- Waldemar Pawlak - Prime Minister
- Andrzej Milczanowski -Acting Minister of Internal Affairs
- Aleksander Łuczak - Acting Chief of the PM's chancellery