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
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