Our town President has been voted in again, this git has already held power for 12 years and will now be in power for another 4 years. Is that even legal?
It is legal. Only the the president's post is restricted to two consecutive terms, each lasting five years.
The town I live in epitomizes corruption and nepotism. How many Mayors in the UK can boast five properties and a yatch? It is sick.
This remark is just silly. If you are talking of corruption and nepotism, you must prove a link between the possession of five properties and a yacht to the holding of his post by the Mayor. Please give the name of the town, we would then be able to verify your accusations perhaps.
Sorry delph, but you are looking a this thing only from "big city" perspective, when "gmina" level in Poznan is a few hundred thousand people. In such gmina's indeed party emblem can have some meaning.
Surprisingly or not surprisingly enough, the "big city" perspective as you paint it, hasn't work for Poznań at all. Ryszard Grobelny, an independent candidate, has won the first round of this local election with 49,5 per cent of the vote, leaving the "party" candidate, Grzegorz Ganowicz of the PO, far behind him with 21,5 per cent of the vote. Such a perspective doesn't work for many of the big cities, either:Gdynia
: Wojciech Szczurek, independent, 88 per cent of the vote, the record of the voter's support in this election;Wrocław
: Rafał Dutkiewicz, independent, 70 per cent of the vote;Toruń, Kielce, Katowice, Rzeszów, Bielsko-Biała
: in all of them the independent canditates have won in the first round which means they gained more than 50 per cent of the vote.
There are many more independent candidates who won in the first round, but didn't exceed the treshold of 50 per cent of the vote to be elected; they are much likely to win in the second tour on the 5th of December.