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Local elections 2024 in Gdynia. There will be a second round, but without Wojciech Szczurek

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Wojciech Szczurek, who has been the president of Gdynia (Pomeranian Voivodeship) for 26 years, wrote on social media that according to unofficial election results, a second round will be held in Gdynia. But he will not enter it. He said that he accepts the results with humility, is grateful for every vote cast and congratulates his opponents.

“There will still be time for summaries. One thing is certain: it has been an unforgettable 26 years and the greatest possible honor. Everything I did, I did with you in mind – the people of Gdynia,” wrote Wojciech Szczurek, who had been president since 1998, on Facebook Gdynia.

Now he has no chance of re-election. As he stated in the post, according to the unofficial election results, a second round will be held in the city, but without him.

Wojciech Szczurek lost the election Andrzej Jackowski/PAP

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Wojciech Szczurek: congratulations to the opposing candidates

“I accept it with humility, I am grateful for every vote cast and I congratulate the opposing candidates,” the president wrote.

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NEC on Monday until 7.25 received data from 105 out of 118 (88.98%) voting precincts. Until then, the official results of the vote for the president of Gdynia had not been announced.

Five candidates

Wojciech Szczurek is a lawyer by profession. In 1989, he co-organized the Gdynia Citizens' Committee. Since 1990, he has been involved in local government activities. In the years 1991–1998 he was the chairman of the Gdynia city council, and since 1998 he has been the president of Gdynia.

Apart from Wojciech Szczurek (Self-Government), Aleksandra Kosiorek from the Gdynia Dialog Federation, Tadeusz Szemiesz (PO), who was supported by the electoral agreement of the Gdynia PO, the Coalition of Urban Movements, New Left, Razem and the Greens, Marek Dudziński from PiS and Przemysław Olczyk supported by the committee “Confederates without party Poland is one for Pomerania”.

Main photo source: Andrzej Jackowski/PAP

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