Rafał Trzaskowski is a Polish politician, political scientist and current Mayor of Warsaw. He studied international relations and English at the University of Warsaw where he also obtained a PhD. in 2004. Before entering politics, Trzaskowski worked as a translator and interpreter. He served as a Member of European Parliament (2009–2013) and acted as Minister of Administration and Digitization in PM Tusk’s government (2013–2014). He was elected a Member of the Polish Parliament for the Civic Platform in 2015 and became Mayor of Warsaw in October 2018. Two years later, he was the Civic Platform candidate in the presidential elections where he lost to Andrzej Duda with 48.97% votes. 

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