2018 Polish local elections

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2018 Polish regional assembly election
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  2014 21 October 2018 (first round)
4 November 2018 (second round)
2023 

555 seats to provincial assemblies, 6,244 seats to county councils, 32,173 seats to commune councils, and 3,162 local government heads
Turnout54.90%
 First partySecond partyThird party
  B Jaroslaw Kaczynski w czasie Swieta Niepodleglosci 11.11.jpg Posiedzenie Gabinetu Cieni (cropped).jpg Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz Sejm 2016.JPG
Leader Jarosław Kaczyński Grzegorz Schetyna Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz
Party PiS KO PSL
Leader since18 January 20037 March 20187 November 2015
Last election171 seats, 26.29%179 seats, 26.29%157 seats, 23.88%
Seats before171179157
Seats won25419470
Seat changeIncrease2.svg 83Increase2.svg 15Decrease2.svg 87
Percentage34.13%26.97%12.07%
SwingIncrease2.svg 7.84%Increase2.svg 0.68%Decrease2.svg 11.81%

 Fourth partyFifth partySixth party
  Robert Raczynski 2007.jpg Wlodzimierz Czarzasty 05 (cropped).jpg Ryszard Galla Sejm 2016.JPG
Leader Robert Raczyński Włodzimierz Czarzasty Ryszard Galla
Party BS SLD MN
Leader since17 March 201723 January 201625 September 2005
Last election4 seats, 0.85% (in Lower Silesia)28 seats, 8.79%7 seats, 14.90% (in Opole)
Seats before4287
Seats won15115
Seat changeIncrease2.svg 11Decrease2.svg 17Decrease2.svg 2
Percentage5.28%6.62%14.64% (in Opole)
SwingIncrease2.svg 4.43%Decrease2.svg 2.17%Decrease2.svg 0.26%

The 2018 Polish local elections were held on October 21 for all 16 provincial (voivodeship, województwo) assemblies, 380 county (powiat) councils, and 2477 commune (gmina) councils. There were also direct elections for commune heads (mayors and city presidents), with a second, run-off round for these offices on November 4.

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The local elections were a victory of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS), though the opposition Civic Coalition (KO) maintained control of the majority of cities, including the capital Warsaw. 2023 Polish local elections

National

Summary of the 21 October 2018 Regional assemblies election results [1]
Party/Coalition%±Seats±
Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS)34.13Increase2.svg7.25
254 / 552
Increase2.svg83
Civic Coalition (Koalicja Obywatelska, KO)26.97Increase2.svg0.68
194 / 552
Increase2.svg15
Polish People's Party (Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe, PSL)12.07Decrease2.svg11.81
70 / 552
Decrease2.svg87
Democratic Left Alliance (Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, SLD)6.62Decrease2.svg2.17
11 / 552
Decrease2.svg17
Kukiz'15 (Kukiz'15, K'15)5.63New
0 / 552
Steady2.svg0
Nonpartisan local government activists (Bezpartyjni Samorządowcy, BS)5.28Increase2.svg 4.43 [lower-alpha 1]
15 / 552
Increase2.svg11

Notes:

  1. Previously only participated in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.
Regional assemblies (%)
PiS
34.13%
KO
26.97%
PSL
12.07%
SLD
6.62%
Kukiz'15
5.63%
Ind.
5.28%
Others
9.3%
Regional assemblies
PiS
254
KO
194
PSL
70
Ind.
15
SLD
11
Kukiz'15
0
Others
8

Voivodeship councils

Election results (%)

Voivodeship

Council

PiS KO PSL SLD Kukiz’15 BS Liberty Razem RN The Greens Regional minoritiesOther
Lower Silesia [2] 28,5325,775,235,504,7814,981,381,611,321,768,2910,86
Kujawy-Pomerania [3] 28,2734,6614,319,005,700,641,981,770,541,191,94
Lublin [4] 44,0418,1919,305,896,640,421,620,931,320,141,51
Lubusz [5] 25,1129,9212,439,593,2213,170,551,721,672,62
Łódź [6] 34,8828,3913,066,325,863,901,381,721,171,341,98
Lesser Poland [7] 43,5522,6610,032,875,763,891,801,440,861,026,14
Masovia [8] 34,0427,6613,155,465,446,241,511,701,241,382,16
Opole [9] 25,7729,4510,725,946,060,781,541,510,950,4514,6422,19
Subcarpathian [10] 52,2513,4411,885,856,623,391,771,081,920,631,16
Podlaskie [11] 41,6424,1415,664,785,901,201,041,241,360,442,60
Pomerania [12] 27,8440,708,336,595,243,032,832,211,641,59
Silesia [13] 32,1128,835,158,316,584,961,431,461,161,398,62
Świętokrzyskie [14] 38,4011,7925,526,164,902,781,840,771,160,435,2630,98
Warmia-Masuria [15] 28,1530,4019,648,166,290,790,482,312,650,450,70
Greater Poland [16] 27,8429,6614,529,315,236,081,531,781,261,561,23
West Pomerania [17] 26,8032,049,689,084,2113,701,941,530,730,30
Poland [18] 34,1326,9712,076,625,635,281,591,571,261,151,132,60

Seats Distribution

Voivodeship Council
PiS KO PSL BS SLD MN ZDdDŚ PŚ BW All
Lower Silesia 141316236
Kujawy-Pomerania 11144130
Lublin 1877133
Lubusz 91144230
Łódź 1712433
Lesser Poland 2411439
Masovia 24188151
Opole 10132530
Subcarpathian 255333
Podlaskie 169530
Pomerania 1318233
Silesia 22201245
Świętokrzyskie 16391130
Warmia-Masuria 1112730
Greater Poland 131571339
West Pomerania 111323130
Poland254194701511521552

County councils

Voting for county councils - summary results on a national scale
Election committee % votes [19] Number of seat [20]
Law and Justice 30,462114
Polish People's Party 14,22952
Civic Coalition 12,29726
Democratic Left Alliance 2,77105
German Minority 45
Nonpartisan local government activists 0,8636
Kukiz’15 1,4219
Project Świętokrzyskie 5
Agreement 3
Silesian Regional Party 3
Committees of associations

and social organizations

397
Other (KWW)1839

Municipal councils

Voting for municipal councils - summary results of nationwide committees on a national scale
Election committeeMunicipal councils above 20 000 inhabitantsMunicipal councils under 20 000 inhabitants
 % votes [19] Number of seats [19]  % votes [19] Number of seats [20]
Law and Justice 25,20187715,723931
Civic Coalition 19,419320,80166
Polish People's Party 1,191238,523077
Democratic Left Alliance 3,701070,82200
Nonpartisan local government activists 0,80220,1331
Kukiz’15 2,37180,4875
Liberty 0,180,023
National Movement 0,010,021
Number of elected officials according to electoral committees [20]
Election committeePresidents

(big cities)

Mayors

(small cities)

wójtowie

(other)

Civic Coalition 19113
Law and Justice 462168
Democratic Left Alliance 231
Polish People's Party 134138
Kukiz’15 13
German Minority 49
Nonpartisan local government activists 21
Silesian Regional Party 1
Free and Solidary 1
Other807061221

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