Poland to choose new President: Second ballot is likely

In Poland, will be elected this Sunday for a new President. To the highest office eleven candidates - only men are eligible to apply. The of the national conser

Poland to choose new President: Second ballot is likely

In Poland, will be elected this Sunday for a new President. To the highest office eleven candidates - only men are eligible to apply. The of the national conservative ruling party, the PiS supported the incumbent, Andrzej Duda is in polls as a favorite.

In the second place, the Warsaw mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski, who is competing for the liberal democratic opposition Alliance, the civic platform is. A runoff election, the two candidates with the most votes in two weeks is likely.

choice was Corona

moved The dial was originally on 10. May take place. Since the protection had placed measures against the spread of the Coronavirus, but the whole of public life in Poland, Lahm was kindled on the date of the election a fierce political dispute. Finally, the vote was postponed at short notice.

for five years, President of Duda presented itself in the election campaign, as the guarantor of the receipt by the PiS-government, introduced social benefits. The 48-Year-old stressed the traditional image of the family, the marriage for all, he rejects. With homophobic Statements Duda had recently caused abroad outrage. He said about Gays, lesbians, Bisexual and Trans people: "You try to make us believe that the people are. But it is just an ideology."

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In case of victory: Trzaskowski controversial justice reform undo

His political rival Rafal Trzaskowski has signed as mayor of the capital of the so-called "LGBT+"-Charter, the members of sexual minorities support. In the election campaign, he has avoided but, to put this theme in the foreground, in order to conservative voters, not to discourage it. In the event of an election victory Trzaskowski wants to make the controversial judicial reform of the PiS undo that Poland has brought in a permanent clinch with the EU.

Because of the Corona epidemic in the choice of local special protection measures. Only a limited number of people can stay there at the same time. Voters must also respect a safety distance of two meters, and wear masks. This may only be used in the Verification of the personal details removed. In addition, the Option of a postal vote was introduced. Of the 30 million eligible voters can cast up to 21 at your voice. Cem Özdemir: "people like the Uniform belongs to stripped – and-now" FOCUS Online/Wochit Cem Özdemir: "people like the Uniform belongs undressed and instantly"

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Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 11:26

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