Polish presidential election, 1922 (special)

Polish presidential election, 1922
20 December 1922

Nominee Stanisław Wojciechowski Kazimierz Morawski
Party PSL Independent
Popular vote 298 221
Percentage 57% 43%

President before election

Maciej Rataj (acting)


Stanisław Wojciechowski

Polish special presidential election in 1922 was taken after the murder of first president in history - Gabriel Narutowicz.


The first election, when President of the Republic of Poland Gabriel Narutowicz was elected after several rounds by joint chambers of Sejm and Senate (at time of Second Polish Republic joint parliament elected President. The first direct vote took place in 1990).

Narutowicz, however, was assassinated just five days since taking office. According to the Constitution the Sejm Marshal Maciej Rataj became Acting President of the Republic of Poland and organised new elections, which took place on December 20, winner taking office on December 22.


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