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Local elections 2024. The inhabitants of Warsaw chose women

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Warsaw is the only provincial city where more women than men were elected to the city council in the last local government elections. The advantage is clear.

There are 60 councilors in the capital city council. In the 2018-2024 term, which has just ended, parity was almost maintained. Six years ago, 28 women and 32 men were elected to the council. After the local elections on April 7, women's representation increased to 38 councilors.

Predominance of women

The Civic Coalition won over 47 percent of the residents' votes, which resulted in 37 seats. As many as 27 will be women. Law and Justice, with 22% support, introduced 15 of its candidates to the city council, including four women. The coalition committee of the Left and the Miasto Jest Nasze association won eight seats. Seven belong to women.

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In absolute numbers, the best result in the entire city was achieved by Ewa Malinowska-Grupińska (chairwoman of the Warsaw Council of the previous term), running in the eighth district, covering Wilanów, Ursynów and Włochy. She obtained 27,823 votes. The second highest result was achieved by Magdalena Roguska (vice-chairman of the Warsaw Council of the previous term), winning 17,181 votes in the sixth district in Białołęka.

Warsaw compared to other cities

Compared to other provincial cities, Warsaw is an exception. In Krakow, the second largest city in terms of size, there are 19 women on the city council, compared to 24 male councillors. In Wrocław, 13 women and 24 men were elected. In Łódź: 16 women councilors and 21 men. The inhabitants of Poznań elected 13 representatives and 21 representatives, in Gdańsk the distribution of seats is identical.

In cities outside the largest six, the distribution of seats in city councils in the ratio of women to men is as follows: Szczecin – 12 to 19, Lublin – 12 to 19, Bydgoszcz – 8 to 20, Białystok 12 to 16, Katowice 10 to 18, Rzeszów – 4 to 21, Toruń – 8 to 17, Kielce – 9 to 16, Olsztyn – 10 to 15, Opole – 10 to 15, Zielona Góra 7 to 18 and Gorzów Wielkopolski 8 to 17.

Main photo source: Paweł Supernak/PAP

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