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2002 Polish local elections

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2002 Polish regional assembly election

← 1998 27 October and 10 November 2002 2006 →

561 seats to regional assemblies
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Leszek Miller Andrzej Lepper Marek Kotlinowski
Leader since 1 July 1999 10 January 1992 5 May 2001
Seats won 189 101 92
Percentage 24.65% 15.98% 14.36%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party

Leader Maciej Płażyński
Lech Kaczyński
Jarosław Kalinowski Henryk Kroll
Leader since 2002 11 October 1997 23 March 1991
Seats won 79 58 7
Percentage 12.11% 10.81 18.61% (in Opole)

The 2002 Polish local elections were held in two parts. with its first round on 27 October and the second on 10 November 2002. All 16 provincial voivodeship sejmiks, 314 powiat county councils, 2,748 Gmina municipal councils, and town and city mayors were up for election. The event was the first of its kind to allow direct elections for mayors of municipalities.[1] The local polls followed one year after the decisive victory of the Democratic Left Alliance in the 2001 parliamentary elections, and were seen as a test to the popularity of the Democratic Left Alliance and Polish People's Party coalition government under Prime Minister Leszek Miller.

Voivodship councils

Electoral committee % of seats Seats
    Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union (SLD-UP) 33.69% 189
  Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland (SRP) 18% 101
    Civic Platform-Law and Justice (POPiS)* 17.29% 97
  League of Polish Families (LPR) 16.40% 92
  Polish People's Party (PSL) 10.34% 58
  Solidarity Electoral Action (AWS) and affiliated groups 2.50% 14
  German Minority (MN) 1.25% 7
  Freedom Union (UW) .53% 3
Total 100.00% 561
  • Civic Platform and Law and Justice stood together in the POPiS alliance in 14 voivodeships; they were elected separately in Masovia and stood on another list in Podkarpacie.


  1. ^ "Poland's local polls test EU support". BBC News. 2006-09-22. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
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