In the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, divided into two districts, the opposition gained the upper hand. The Brejza family achieved an excellent result – son Krzysztof won over PLN 80,000. votes to the Sejm, Father Ryszard will become a senator. Arkadiusz Myrcha and Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus achieved very good results. On the PiS side, Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski stood out.
In constituency no. 5, the votes from all voting districts have already been counted. Law and Justice won five seats, the Civic Coalition – four, Third Road – two, and the New Left and Confederation one each. An interesting fact is that in the electoral commission No. 46 in Toruń (Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship), called the “Rydzyk commission”, Arkadiusz Myrcha from the Civic Coalition clearly triumphed. Apart from him, the following people will most likely get into the Sejm: Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus (New Left), Iwona Hartwich (Civic Coalition), Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski (Law and Justice) and Przemysław Wipler (Confederation).
It is not without reason that the electoral commission No. 46 is called the “Rydzyk commission” in Toruń. Its headquarters were located in the complex of economic schools at Grunwaldzka Street, close to the church and monastery of the Redemptorist Fathers. This is where monks cast their votes in Sunday’s elections. Interestingly, during the election campaign, most of the local fences and fences were mainly filled with materials from the ruling party’s candidates. It was in vain to look for opposition posters and banners.
However, this did not prevent the opposition candidates from achieving very good results. The most votes in this commission, as many as 338, were received by Arkadiusz Myrcha from the Civic Coalition. In second place was Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus from the New Left with 136 votes, and in third place was Iwona Hartwich – 111 votes. The Civic Coalition candidates received 40 percent of the votes, PiS – just over 20 percent.
Among the Law and Justice candidates, the best performers were Krzysztof Szczucki, who received 89 votes, and Zbigniew Girzyński – 72 votes.
The turnout in the “Rydzyk commission” in the elections to the Sejm and Senate was just over 83 percent.
Elections to the Sejm 2023. Arkadiusz Myrcha from KO with the best result, Wipler with a mandate
The best overall result in the Sejm elections was achieved by Arkadiusz Myrcha from the Civic Coalition, significantly improving his achievement from 4 years ago. Myrcha received over 64,000 votes, in 2019 he had over 32,000. Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus can boast an equally good result, for whom over 26,000 voters voted. Among the Law and Justice candidates, just like 4 years ago, the former Minister of Agriculture Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski was in the lead with over 25,000 votes.
Of the votes counted in all voting districts, of the 13 seats to be allocated in this district, five will go to Law and Justice, four to the Civic Coalition, two to Third Way, and one each to the New Left and Confederation.
From the Law and Justice list, the following people got into the Sejm: Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, Krzysztof Szczucki, Joanna Borowiak, Anna Gembicka and Mariusz Kałużny. In the upcoming term, the Civic Coalition will be represented by: Arkadiusz Myrcha, Iwona Hartwich, Krystian Łuczak and Tomasz Szymański, Trzecia Droga: Zbigniew Sosnowski and Marcin Skonieczka, the New Left: Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus, and the Confederation: Przemysław Wipler.
Senate elections 2023. Tomasz Lenz (KO) wins against the PiS candidate
The winner of the Senate elections in district number 11 covering Chełmno, Toruń and the city of Toruń is also known. The candidate was elected MP Tomasz Lenz from the Civic Coalition, who decisively defeated the Kuyavian-Pomeranian vice-curator of education, Maria Mazurkiewicz. Lenz received over 110,000 votes, twice as many as the Law and Justice candidate.
In the neighboring district number 12, covering Grudziądz, the following counties: Grudziądz, Brodnica, Golubsko-Dobrzyński, Rypiński and Wąbrzeski, the candidate of the Senate Pact, Ryszard Bober (Polish People’s Party), clearly triumphs over the candidate of Law and Justice, Józef Ramlau.
Election results in district no. 5 in 2019
District number 5 includes part of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, including Grudziądz, Toruń and Włocławek, as well as the following counties: Aleksandrów, Brodnica, Chełmno, Golubsko-Dobrzyński, Grudziądzki, Lipnowski, Radziejowski, Rypiński, Toruń, Wąbrzeźno and Włocławek.
Four years ago, PiS won over 60,000 votes more than KO, which resulted in six seats. The following MPs were: Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, Joanna Borowiak, Anna Gembicka, Zbigniew Girzyński, Mariusz Kałużny and Iwona Michałek. The Civic Coalition won four seats for: Arkadiusz Myrcha, Tomasz Lenz, Iwona Hartwich and Tomasz Szymański. Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus entered the Sejm from SLD, and Paweł Szramka from PSL.
In this year’s elections, Law and Justice received 183,131 votes, Civic Coalition – 158,719, Third Road – 84,308, New Left – 60,473 and Confederation – 34,322.
Elections to the Sejm 2023. In constituency number 4, the Civic Coalition wins
It is also known who won the mandate in the neighboring electoral district number 4, covering Bydgoszcz, the following counties: Bydgoszcz, Inowrocław, Mogilno, Nakło, Sępoleński, Świecie, Tuchola and Żnin. The fight was for 12 seats.
The Civic Coalition won 5 seats, one more than in 2019. Krzysztof Brejza received the most votes in the district, over 80,000. Apart from him, the following people also got into the Sejm: Paweł Olszewski, Iwona Kozłowska, Włodzisław Giziński and Iwona Karolewska.
Law and Justice, just like four years ago, received 4 mandates: Łukasz Schreiber, Paweł Szrot, Piotr Król and Bartosz Kownacki.
Two mandates went to Trzecia Droga: Norbert Pietrykowski and Agnieszka Kłopotek.
Compared to 2019, the New Left won one less seat. The leader of the list, Krzysztof Gawkowski, received over 20,000 votes.
The Civic Coalition received nearly 180,000 votes, Law and Justice – about 160,000, Third Way – just over 77,000, New Left – just over 50,000, and Confederation – nearly 33,000.
Senate elections 2023. Civic Coalition candidates on top
In the Senate constituency number 9, covering Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz, Świecie and Tuchola counties, the best result was achieved by the candidate of the Civic Coalition, Andrzej Kobiak, who defeated the candidate of Law and Justice, Radosław Kempinski. In turn, in the neighboring district number 11, covering the counties of Inowrocław, Sępoleński, Nakło, Żnin and Mogilno, the mandate was obtained by the president of Inowrocław, Ryszard Brejza, who left the voivode of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Mikołaj Bogdanowicz, in defeat.
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