Paweł Adamowicz

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Paweł Adamowicz

Paweł Bogdan Adamowicz (born 2 November 1965, in Gdańsk) is the mayor of the city of Gdańsk, Poland, and a Civic Platform party politician.

He studied law at the University of Gdańsk, where he also became a prominent student movement member. He was one of the organizers of the 1988 strike and became the headperson of the strike committee.[1] Between 1990 and 1993 served as a vice-rector at his alma mater.

In 1990 Adamowicz was elected a member of the City Council in Gdańsk and held this post until 1998, when he was elected the Mayor of Gdańsk. On 10 November 2002 he was re-elected and gained 72% of votes.[2]

Awarded by Pope John Paul II with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal and by the President Aleksander Kwaśniewski with the Krzyż Zasługi.

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  1. ^ Friszke, Andrzej (2006). Solidarność podziemna 1981-1989. Instytut Studiów Politycznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk. p. 261. ISBN 978-83-88490-45-3. 
  2. ^ "Padły bastiony Sojuszu" (fee required). Gazeta Wyborcza. 12 November 2002. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 

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