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Local elections 2024. Presidents and mayors of cities supported by the Left

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Będzin, Częstochowa, Słupsk – these are some of the cities where leftist candidates retained power in the new term of local government. The biggest news is the president-elect of Włocławek, senator of the New Left, Krzysztof Kukucki. In turn, the new president-elect of Krakow, Aleksander Miszalski, was a candidate supported by the New Left, although he clashed with a councilor supported by Lewica Razem.

“Włocławek, Będzin, Częstochowa, Świdnica, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Słupsk most likely for left-wing and progressive candidates! Bravo!” – Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk from the Left, the Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy, wrote on Sunday evening on the X platform (formerly Twitter). The politician commented that “county cities are betting on the Left.”

Among the triumphs of left-wing candidates in the 2024 local elections, one of the greatest is winning the second round in Włocławek (Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship). Senator Krzysztof Kukucki will become president there, who defeated the incumbent mayor, Marek Wojtkowski from the Civic Coalition. 56.23% of votes were cast for the Left candidate. votes, and for his rival – 43.72 percent. votes.

Large cities in the hands of the Left

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Among the largest cities won by candidates associated with the Left in the second round of local elections is Częstochowa, where Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, who has been ruling under Jasna Góra since 2010, retained power. The local government official received 56.76 percent. votes, while his opponent from PiS, Monika Pohorecka, won 42.24 percent. support.

Będzin in Silesia is another example of re-election won by the Left. Łukasz Komoniewski became the mayor of this city for the fourth time. He ran from his own committee and, with the support of the Left, defeated Konrad Dziuba from the Civic Coalition. The mayor of Słupsk, Krystyna Danilecka-Wojewódzka, was also elected for the next term of office, with support of 62.8%. she outclassed Paweł Szewczyk from the Civic Coalition. Danilecka-Wojewódzka ran from her own committee, but she is supported by Robert Biedroń. One of the leaders of the Left also mentioned cities where candidates close to the Left won the most important office in the second round.

Biedroń's list also included Kraków, which was won by Aleksander Miszalski, a candidate of the Civic Coalition supported by the New Left. However, he was opposed by Łukasz Gibała, who was supported by Lewica Razem. The Wrocław mentioned by Biedroń will be governed by Jacek Sutryk, supported by the Left (he won against the candidate of the Third Way, Izabela Bodnar), and Rzeszów by the partyless, although supported by the Left, Konrad Fijołek, in the past associated with the SLD.

Beata Moskal-Słaniewska, Konrad Fijołek, Aleksander Miszalski, Krystyna Danilecka-WojewódzkaPAP/Darek Delmanowicz, Łukasz Gągulski, fb.com/BeataMoskalSlaniewskaPresidentSwidnicy, fb.com/ppreskaslupska

In Świdnica (Lower Silesia), there was a clash between Beata Moskal-Słaniewska from the New Left, who ran from her own committee, and Jan Dzięcielski from KO. The Civic Coalition politician lost: Moskal-Słaniewska obtained 55.9 percent. support in the second round. This will be her third consecutive term as president of Świnica.

In Mysłowice (Silesian Voivodeship), the second round was won by Dariusz Wójtowicz from the “Together for Mysłowice” committee. This will be his second term. In the past, he was associated with the Democratic Left Alliance. In turn, Beata Klimek, who will be the president of Ostrowiec Wielkopolski for a third term, also ran from her own committee, but is supported by the Left.

Main photo source: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz, Łukasz Gągulski, fb.com/BeataMoskalSlaniewskaPresidentSwidnicy, fb.com/ppreskaslupska

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