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The election campaign is underway in many cities. Politicians travel around Poland and support their candidates

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This week is the last straight before the second round of local government elections. Where there will be voting on Sunday, there is a fight for every vote with the help of those who have already made the decision, or those who bring political power from Warsaw itself.

– I came from Gdańsk to support President Fijołek – admitted Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, the mayor of Gdańsk, in a conversation with a resident of Rzeszów. President Dulkiewicz, who has already had the elections, visited Rzeszów on Monday. There, together with the incumbent president of Rzeszów, Konrad Fijołek, they persuaded people to vote next Sunday.

“Let's fight then”

– I am appealing for your mobilization, dear Rzeszów residents, so that you do not oversleep – said Dulkiewicz. – Let's fight, then – encouraged Fijołek. Konrad Fijołek was also supported by Trzecia Droga in the second round.

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The leader of the Polish People's Party was also in Rzeszów on Monday. – I declare a very strong military presence in the Podkarpackie Voivodeship – said Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, Minister of National Defense.

Fijołek's opponent is Waldemar Szumny, a Law and Justice councilor. – We, the inhabitants of Rzeszów, do not need politicians from Warsaw, Gdańsk, or the headquarters. Here, elections are local, local, he said.

46 city mayors will fight for re-election

As many as 46 incumbent presidents will defend their seats next Sunday – this is the case in 60 cities where the second round of elections will take place on April 21. Among others, in Wrocław, Poznań, Koszalin, Suwałki, Świdnica and Mysłowice.

Interesting duels will also take place in Gliwice, Kraków and Gdynia, where a new president will take over after Wojciech Szczurek, who did not even make it to the second round after 26 years in office.

The candidate for the president of Krakow was supported by Rafał Trzaskowski over the weekend, and on Monday by the leader of the Polish People's Party. – I'm keeping my fingers crossed, I'm asking for your votes, because this is a situation in which we decide for 5 years – says Kosiniak-Kamysz.

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In the second round, Aleksander Miszalski will face Łukasz Gibała, once an MP, now a councilor and entrepreneur. Gibała is not a candidate for Law and Justice or any other party. He is an independent candidate. Gibała was supported on Monday by Jerzy Sadowski, a Krakow heart surgeon. – It is a great honor for me that the professor will be my advisor – announced Gibała. – I believe that together, Professor, we will make Krakow a city of healthy people – he added.

In some cities the coalition partners support each other, in others they compete with each other

In Wrocław, the duel takes place within the government coalition. President Jacek Sutryk was supported by Donald Tusk before the first round. And Izabela Bodnar – Szymon Hołownia and Trzecia Droga.

However, the situation is different in Poznań itself. There, Third Droga supported President Jacek Jaśkowiak in the fight against the United Right candidate. – This is the responsibility of responsible politicians – comments Jacek Jaśkowiak, the mayor of Poznań running for re-election from the Civic Coalition.

In Mysłowice, the current president, Dariusz Wójtowicz, who on Monday handed out sour soup and took photos with the residents, will fight against the candidate of the Civic Coalition, Dorota Konieczny-Simela. On Sunday, she was supported by the Speaker of the Senate, Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska.

Main photo source: Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

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