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Voivodeship executive board (Polish : Zarząd województwa) is regional executive body of voivodeship's local self-government in Poland. Executive board consists of five members elected by regional assemblies. Executive board is chaired by the voivodeship marshal (Marszałek województwa).

Polish language West Slavic language spoken in Poland

Polish is a West Slavic language of the Lechitic group. It is spoken primarily in Poland and serves as the native language of the Poles. In addition to being an official language of Poland, it is also used by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 50 million Polish language speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union.

The executive is the organ exercising authority in and holding responsibility for the governance of a state. The executive executes and enforces law.

Voivodeships of Poland highest-level administrative division (province) in Poland

A województwo is the highest-level administrative subdivision of Poland, corresponding to a "province" in many other countries. The term "województwo" has been in use since the 14th century, and is commonly translated in English as "province". Województwo is also rendered in English by "voivodeship" or a variant spelling.

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Voivodeship sejmik

A voivodeship sejmik, also known as a provincial or regional assembly, is the regional-level elected legislature for each of the sixteen voivodeships of Poland. Sejmiks are elected to five-year terms, decided during nationwide local elections. The size of the legislative assembly varies for each voivodeship depending on the population; in lower populated provinces, there are 30 members, while in the most populous there are 51 members. Elected representatives of an assembly are known as councillors (radni).

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The administrative division of Poland since 1999 has been based on three levels of subdivision. The territory of Poland is divided into voivodeships (provinces); these are further divided into powiats, and these in turn are divided into gminas. Major cities normally have the status of both gmina and powiat. Poland currently has 16 voivodeships, 380 powiats, and 2,478 gminas.

Greater Poland Regional Assembly

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Kuyavian-Pomeranian Regional Assembly

The Kuyavian-Pomeranian Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the Voivodeship of Kuyavia-Pomerania in Poland. It is a unicameral parliamentary body consisting of thirty councillors chosen during regional elections for a five-year term. The current chairperson of the assembly is Ryszard Bober.

Lesser Poland Regional Assembly

The Lesser Poland Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the Voivodeship of Lesser Poland. It is a unicameral parliamentary body consisting of thirty-nine councillors elected to five-year terms. The current chairperson of the assembly is Rafał Bochenek.

Łódź Regional Assembly

The Łódź Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the voivodeship of Łódź, Poland. It is a unicameral body consists of thirty-three councillors elected in free elections for a five-year term. The current chairperson of the assembly is Iwona Koperska.

Lower Silesian Regional Assembly

The Lower Silesian Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the Voivodeship of Lower Silesia in Poland. It is a unicameral legislature consisting of thirty-six councillors chosen during local elections with a five-year term. The current chairperson of the assembly is Andrzej Jaroch.

Lublin Regional Assembly

The Lublin Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the Voivodeship of Lublin in Poland. It is a unicameral parliamentary body consisting of thirty-three councillors chosen during regional elections for a five-year term. The current chairperson of the assembly is Michał Mulawa.

Lubusz Regional Assembly

The Lubusz Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the voivodeship of Lubusz, Poland. It is a unicameral body consists of thirty councillors elected in free elections for a five-year term. The current chairperson of the assembly is Wioletta Haręźlak.

Masovian Regional Assembly

The Masovian Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the Voivodeship of Masovia in Poland. It is a unicameral parliamentary body consisting of fifty-one councillors, making it the largest provincial assembly in the republic. All councillors are chosen during regional elections for a five-year term. The current chairperson of the legislature is Ludwik Rakowski of the KO.

Opole Regional Assembly

The Opole Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the Voivodeship of Opole in Poland. It is a unicameral parliamentary body consisting of thirty councillors elected to a five-year term. The current chairperson of the assembly is Rafał Bartek of the MN.

Pomeranian Regional Assembly

The Pomeranian Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the voivodeship of Pomeranian, Poland. It is a unicameral parliamentary body consisting of thirty-three councillors chosen during regional elections for a five-year term. The current chairperson of the assembly is Jan Kleinszmidt of the KO.

Silesian Regional Assembly

The Silesian Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the Voivodeship of Silesia in Poland. It is a unicameral parliamentary body consisting of forty-five councillors elected for a five-year term. The current chairperson of the assembly is Jan Kawulok of PiS.

Subcarpathian Regional Assembly

The Subcarpathian Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the Voivodeship of Subcarpathia in Poland. It is a unicameral parliamentary body consisting of thirty-three councillors elected every five-years. The current chairperson of the assembly is Jerzy Borcz of the PiS.

Świętokrzyskie Regional Assembly

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Warmian-Masurian Regional Assembly

The Warmian-Masurian Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the voivodeship of Warmian-Masurian, Poland. It is a unicameral body consists of thirty councillors elected in free elections for a five-year term. The current chairperson of the assembly is Bernadeta Hordejuk of the KO.

West Pomeranian Regional Assembly

The West Pomeranian Regional Assembly is the regional legislature of the Voivodeship of West Pomerania in Poland. It is a unicameral parliamentary body consisting of thirty councillors chosen during regional elections for a five-year term. The current chairperson of the assembly is Maria Ilnicka-Mądry from Independents.

Waldemar Kazimierz Achramowicz is a Polish politician who is a current Member of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Regional Assembly. Between 1999 and 2006 he was Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Marshal. He was Toruń City Councillors also (1994–1998).

Voivodeship marshal

A voivodeship marshal is the head of the provincial-level government for each of the sixteen voivodeships of Poland. Elected by councillors from the provincial assembly, the marshal is the head of the collective voivodeship executive board, which acts as the de facto cabinet for the region. The current competences and traditions of the contemporary voivodeship marshal stem from the Public Administrative Reform Act of 1998, which went into effect in January 1999.