US ambassador to Poland resigns

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Georgette Mosbacher, the US ambassador to Poland, has filed in a resignation, effective January 20, Mosbacher told a private TV station.

The ambassador said her decision was in accordance with rules applying to politically-nominated ambassadors and that her resignation should be submitted before a new president is sworn in.

Mosbacher said she would continue her involvement in the region and was not leaving Poland for good.

She said she did not agree with Donald Trump, who claims victory in the US presidential election contrary to official results. She also said that according to her the vote count was fair in most cases.

Trump, who won 232 electoral votes, lost to his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, who secured 306.

The Polish president, Andrzej Duda, accepted Mosbacher's credentials in September 2018. She has been the first US woman ambassador in Warsaw.