Warmian-Masurian Regional Assembly

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Sejmik Województwa Warmińsko-Mazurskiego
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Type
Type
HousesRegional Assembly (sejmik wojewódzki)
Leadership
Chairperson
Bernadeta Hordejuk, KO
Vice-Chairpersons
Edward Adamczyk, Grażyna Kluge, Zbigniew Homza
Marshal
Structure
Seats30 councillors
Poland Warmia Masuria Regional Assembly 2018.svg
Political groups
Executive board
  •      KO (12)
  •      PSL (7)

Opposition parties

  •      PiS (11)
Elections
Last election
21 October 2018
Meeting place
KOS Olsztyn Urzad Wojewodzki.jpg
Voivodeship's Offices, Olsztyn
Website
Warmian-Masurian Regional Assembly

The Warmian-Masurian Regional Assembly (Polish : Sejmik Województwa Warmińsko-Mazurskiego) 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. [1]

Polish language West Slavic language spoken in Poland

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The assembly elects the executive board that acts as the collective executive for the regional government, headed by the province's marshal. The current Executive Board of Warmia-Masuria is a coalition government between Civic Coalition and Polish People's Party with Gustaw Brzezin of the PSL presiding as marshal. [2]

Voivodeship executive board 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.

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.

Civic Coalition, officially the Coalition Election Committee Civic Coalition PO .N iPL Zieloni, is an electoral alliance in Poland.

The Regional Assembly meets in the Marshal's Office in Olsztyn.

Olsztyn Place in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland

Olsztyn is a city on the Łyna River in northeastern Poland. Olsztyn is the capital of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, and is a city with county rights. The population of the city was estimated at 172,362 residents in 2018.

Districts

Members of the Assembly are elected from five districts, serve five-year terms. Districts does not have the constituencies formal names. Instead, each constituency has a number and territorial description.

NumberSeatsCity countiesLand counties
16 Olsztyn Nidzica, Olsztyn
26None Działdowo, Iława, Nowe Miasto, Ostróda
37 Elbląg Bartoszyce, Braniewo, Elbląg, Lidzbark
45None Giżycko, Gołdap, Kętrzyn, Olecko, Węgorzewo
56None Ełk, Mrągowo, Pisz, Szczytno

See also

Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship Voivodeship in Poland

Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship or Warmia-Masuria Province or Warmia-Mazury Province, is a voivodeship (province) in northeastern Poland. Its capital and largest city is Olsztyn. The voivodeship has an area of 24,192 km2 (9,341 sq mi) and a population of 1,427,091.

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References

  1. "Sejmik Wojeówdztwa Warmińsko-Mazurskiego".
  2. "Zarząd Województwa 2018-2023".