Poles re-elect mayors in Gdańsk, Kraków
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Polish voters have re-elected incumbent mayors in Kraków and Gdańsk, officials said on Monday after the second round of the country’s local elections.
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In the first round two weeks ago, the governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party won the most votes in elections to Poland’s regional assemblies, electoral officials said.
Meanwhile, mayoral races in some cities, including Kraków in the south and the northern Baltic port of Gdańsk, went into run-offs after no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round.
Ballots to choose mayors and other local leaders were held in 649 cities and municipalities on Sunday.
Candidates backed by Poland’s ruling conservatives failed to oust incumbent mayors Jacek Majchrowski in Kraków and Paweł Adamowicz in Gdańsk.
Turnout on Sunday was 48.83 percent, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.