WARSAW – Elections postponed?

Poland’s ruling conservative party, Law and Justice (PiS), has been pushing for presidential elections to be held in May via mail but the small coalition party Porozumienie, which has enough votes to erase PiS’ majority, is opposed.

On Sunday evening (5 April), Jarosław Kaczyński met with Jarosław Gowin, leader of Porozumienie, to discuss the matter.

For now, PiS is pushing for elections to be held and for citizens to cast their ballots via mail. But Porozumienie, whose deputy defence minister was appointed to head the state’s postal service at the weekend, said it intends to postpone elections and has suggested to extend the presidential term from five to seven years. (Łukasz Gadzała | EURACTIV.pl)

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