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Deputy chosen to succeed murdered Polish mayor

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Paweł Kononczuk 04.03.2019 11:59
A deputy of the murdered mayor of Gdańsk has been chosen to succeed him following a killing that shocked Poland, electoral officials said on Monday.
Aleksandra Dulkiewicz. Photo: PAP/Marcin GadomskiAleksandra Dulkiewicz. Photo: PAP/Marcin Gadomski

Acting mayor Aleksandra Dulkiewicz won a by-election in the northern Polish city by a landslide, gaining 82.22 percent support.

Dulkiewicz will take over as mayor from her former mentor Paweł Adamowicz, who died of severe wounds after he was stabbed by a knifeman on January 14 during a high-profile annual charity fundraiser.

Adamowicz was attacked on stage in Gdańsk in front of a crowd.

Dulkiewicz, a 39-year-old lawyer, ran in the mayoral election as a non-party candidate.

Her rivals in Sunday’s ballot finished way behind. Documentary film director Grzegorz Braun won 11.86 of the vote, while Catholic activist and entrepreneur Marek Skiba gained 5.92 percent.


Source: PAP

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