WARSAW – Election debacle continues

As Poland crossed the 2,000 coronavirus-case-threshold but recorded a total of 31 deaths, the country continues to have a debate on whether the presidential elections, which are scheduled for 10 May, should be held anyway.

Although there is no sign of the pandemic going away, President Andrzej Duda has said that “if one can go shopping, it is possible to go and vote”, which contradicted his statement from the day before when he stated that it may not be possible to hold elections if the current situation continues.

Two opposition candidates have already suspended their campaigns and now polls point to Duda’s strong lead (around or slightly over 50%). At the same time, the latest polls showed that 70% want to postpone the elections. (Łukasz Gadzała | EURACTIV.pl)

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