Paweł Adamowicz

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Paweł Adamowicz
Pawel Adamowicz - Prezydent Gdanska.jpg
Mayor of Gdańsk
Assumed office
26 October 1998
Preceded byTomasz Posadzki
Personal details
Born (1965-11-02) 2 November 1965 (age 53)
Gdańsk, Poland
Political partyCivic Platform

Paweł Bogdan Adamowicz (born 2 November 1965, in Gdańsk) is the mayor of the city of Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, 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, he 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]

He was awarded with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Golden Cross by Pope John Paul II and with the Cross of Merit by the President Aleksander Kwaśniewski. In 2014, he also became the recipient of the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity to honour his contributions to the democratic opposition in Poland during the Communist Period.

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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.
  3. ^ "M.P. 2010 nr 98 poz. 1144". Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  4. ^ "Paweł Adamowicz Kawalerem Orderu Legii Honorowej". Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  5. ^ "Teenetemärkide kavalerid". Retrieved 2018-11-02.

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