Presidential elections in Poland will be held June 28
Election of the President of Poland will be held on June 28, announced his decision to the speaker of the lower house of Parliament (Sejm), elżbieta Witek.
According to the Polish Constitution it is the speaker of the Sejm sets the date for holding the presidential election.
"Appoint elections of the President of Poland. The day of the election is determined Sunday, June 28," said Vitek.
According to her, in the near future the corresponding decree will be officially published.
The speaker of the Saeima reminded that if the first round of elections will not disclose a candidate – no candidate attains more than 50% of the votes, a second round will take place exactly two weeks.
She wished that "the election campaign was fair".
Earlier the elections were scheduled for may 10, but political disputes have led to the fact that the authorities did not have time to prepare for their implementation in the new environment, during an outbreak of the coronavirus. The ruling party "law and justice", as well as loyal to her party "Consent" has decided not to hold presidential elections on may 10 as previously scheduled. The state election Commission declared the elections invalid.
While the authorities are in time trouble, since August 6 completes the term of office of the incumbent President Andrzej Duda. In order not to violate the Constitution of the country, the first round of elections should be held no later than June 28.
This means that the contenders for the presidency will get very little time to collect the necessary 100 thousand signatures and campaigning. With it recently the Parliament adopted the law stipulates that candidates registered on the cancelled may 10 elections, will remain in a new election. Those who want to join the election campaign, will be forced to pass all procedures in a short time. This applies, in particular, contenders from the opposition group "Civic platform" of Rafal Trzaskowski, as the opposition a few weeks ago decided to change its candidate, which was previously Malgorzata Kidava-Blonska.
While President claim 10, including incumbent President Duda.