List of mayors of Warsaw

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Mayor of Warsaw
POL Warszawa COA.svg
Prezydent Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (cropped).jpg
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz

since 2 December 2006
Inaugural holder Alexander Chalmers
Formation 1702
Website [1]

The Mayor of Warsaw, or more literally the President of Warsaw (the customary title in Polish is "Prezydent Miasta Stołecznego Warszawy", literal translation "President of Warsaw Capital City") is the head of the capital of Poland.

Following the Warsaw Act (Ustawa warszawska) of 27 October 2002, the Mayor of Warsaw carries over most of the executive duties in the city. His or her prerogative is, among others, governing the city-owned property that still constitutes a major part of the city.

Current mayor[edit]

The current mayor is Civic Platform Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, who was elected on December, 2 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014.


Seat of the Mayor, the Commission Palace.

Legislative and local executive powers are exercised by the city council (rada miasta), the directly elected mayor (prezydent), and the city offices (urząd miasta).

Since 1990 the President of Warsaw had been elected by the city council.[1]

In the years of 1994–1999 the mayor of the district Centrum automatically was designated as the President of Warsaw: the mayor of Centrum was elected by the district council of Centrum and the council was elected only by the Centrum residents.


Since 2002 the President of Warsaw is elected by all of the citizens of Warsaw. The seat of the Mayor is the city hall, known as Commission Palace or Palace of the Ministry of Revenues and Treasury.

1st election, 2002[edit]

2002 Election (second round)
PiS Lech Kaczyński 335 262 70,54% Steady
SLD-UP Marek Balicki 140 015 21,85% Steady
Party Candidate Votes % ±

2nd election, 2006[edit]

2006 Election (second round)
PiS Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz 329 309 46,82% Decrease
PO Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz 374 104 53,18% Steady
Party Candidate Votes % ±

3rd election, 2010[edit]

2010 Election
PO Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz 345 737 53,67% Increase
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PiS Czesław Bielecki 149 200 23,16% Decrease
SLD Wojciech Olejniczak 85 889 13,33%
WiP Janusz Korwin-Mikke 25 153 3,90%
Independent Romuald Szeremietiew 13 921 2,16%
Wspólnota Samorządowa Katarzyna Munio 11 465 1,78%
Gamonie i Krasnoludki Waldemar Fydrych 4 952 0,77%
PSL Danuta Bodzek 3 329 0,52%
UPR Piotr Strzembosz 2 774 0,43%
Polska Patriotyczna Piotr Skulski 1 155 0,18%
Lepsza Polska Cezary Stachoń 624 0,10%

4th election, 2014[edit]

2014 Election (second round)
PiS Jacek Sasin 241 790 41,36% Decrease
PO Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz 342 857 58,64% Increase
Party Candidate Votes % ±

List of Mayors[edit]

Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (First Polish Republic[2], Before 1792)[edit]

Kościuszko Uprising[edit]

  • Andrzej Rafałowicz (21 March 1793 – 17 April 1794)
  • Ignacy Zakrzewski-Wyssogota (17 April 1794 – 3 November 1794).
  • Józef Michał Łukasiewicz (20 November 1794 – 25 July 1796).

Prussian occupation (1795–1806)[edit]

Duchy of Warsaw (1807–1815)[edit]

Congress Poland (1816–1915)[edit]

World War I and German occupation (1916/1917)[edit]

Republic of Poland (Second Polish Republic, 1918–1939)[edit]

General Government (1939–1944)[edit]

  • Julian Kulski (28 October 1939 – 1 August 1944)
  • Marceli Porowski (5 August 1944 – 2 October 1944)
  • Helmut Otto Nazi Reich commissioned mayor (October 1939)
  • Oskar Rudolf Dengel Nazi Reich commissioned mayor (5 November 1939 – 20 March 1940)
  • Ludwig Leist nazi plenipotentiary of Governor of the Warsaw District, since October 1941, Mayor of Warsaw. It should be clarified that the last three mentioned were appointed by the Nazis during their occupation of Poland.

People's Republic of Poland (1945–1989)[edit]

Between 1950 and 1973 the highest representative of the government in Warsaw was named the "Head of the Presidium of the National Council of the Capital City of Warsaw" (Przewodniczący Prezydium Rady Narodowej miasta stołecznego Warszawy).

Republic of Poland (since 1990)[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Djordjevic Masa Paper | Governance | Strategic Planning". Scribd. Retrieved 2018-01-23. 
  2. ^ Official country name in polish is "Rzeczpospolita Obojga Narodów" witch in literal means "The Republic of Both Nations" (Polish Rzeczpospolita is literal translation of Greek "res publica") even if this country was a kingdom. In Poland we are referring to this historical country as "Pierwsza Rzeczpospolita" witch means First Commonwealth, First Res Publica, First Republic). This translation issues often leads to misconception

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