Warsaw hails ex-president of central bank as mayor

Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the head of Poland's central bank from 1992 to 2000, is set to become the next mayor of the Polish capital Warsaw.

Gronkiewicz-Waltz, a candidate of the liberal opposition Civic Platform party, triumphed in a runoff election held on 26 November. Her victory was confirmed a day later.

Gronkiewicz-Waltz, 54, who was also vice-president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development between 2001 and 2004, won 53.18% of the vote. Her opponent was Kazimierz Marcinki