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Poland election: Duda forced into second round against liberal challenger

Andrzej Duda, ally of rightwing PiS party, to face Warsaw mayor Rafał Trzaskowski in presidential runoffThe incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s Polish presidential election, but fell short of the 50% he needed to win without a second round of voting.Duda, allied with Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, had received 45.2% of the vote, according to results based on 87.2% of the total number of polling districts, with second place going to the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Raf...
Tags: Europe, Law, World news, Poland, Warsaw, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Rafał Trzaskowski


Polish president maintains lead in election first round: majority results

Poland's President Andrzej Duda came top in the first round of the country's presidential election, the majority of results showed on Monday, but fell short of the overall majority needed to avoid what looks set to be a tight run-off vote on July 12. Duda, an ally of the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, got 43.67% of the vote, according to results based on 99.78% of the total number of polling districts. Liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, who is standing for the largest op...
Tags: News, Law, Poland, Warsaw, Andrzej Duda, Rafal Trzaskowski


Poland's president leads election first round: partial results

Poland's President Andrzej Duda came top in the first round of the country's presidential election, partial results showed on Monday, but fell short of the overall majority needed to avoid what looks set to be a tight run-off vote on July 12. The re-election of government ally Duda is crucial if the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party is to further implement its socially conservative agenda, including vowing to protect the traditional family and ward off "LGBT ideology", ...
Tags: News, Law, Poland, Andrzej Duda, Duda


Poland election: Duda forced to second round, exit poll suggests

Andrzej Duda, ally of rightwing PiS party, could face liberal Rafał Trzaskowski in presidential run-offThe incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s Polish presidential election, but fell short of the 50% he would need to win without a second round of voting, an exit poll has suggested.As polls closed at 9pm local time, the exit poll carried out by Ipsos suggested that Duda, allied with Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, had received 41.8% of the vote, with second place goi...
Tags: Europe, Law, Poland, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Ipsos, Rafał Trzaskowski, Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski


Poland holds presidential election delayed by pandemic

Poles began voting in a presidential election Sunday that had been scheduled for May but was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, a ballot taking place amid deep cultural and political divisions in the European Union nation.President Andrzej Duda, a 48-year-old conservative backed by the nationalist ruling Law and Justice party, is running against 10 other candidates as he seeks a second 5-year term. Whether Duda wins or not will determine whether the ruling party keeps its near-monopoly on poli...
Tags: News, Justice, Law, European Union, Hungary, Poland, Warsaw, Western Europe, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Robert Biedron, Rafal Trzaskowski, Trzaskowski, COVID, Szymon Holownia, Holownia


Poles set to vote in postponed presidential election

Incumbent Andrzej Duda expected to face run-off against liberal mayor of WarsawPoles will vote on Sunday in a postponed presidential election that will determine whether the ruling rightwing populist party continues to have full control over the country’s political system.Andrzej Duda, an ally of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, is standing for re-election in a crowded field of candidates, with the closest challenger expected to be Rafał Trzaskowski, the liberal mayor of Warsaw. Continue ...
Tags: Europe, Law, World news, Poland, Warsaw, Andrzej Duda, Rafał Trzaskowski


The Guardian view on Poland's election: pride versus prejudice | Editorial

A disgracefully homophobic campaign may have backfired on President Andrzej DudaLast week, in Poland’s presidential palace, the incumbent head of state, Andrzej Duda, was presented with a set of grim photographic portraits. The images were of Polish LGBT teenagers who had recently taken their own lives. The activist who presented President Duda with the images said after the meeting: “I told him I hope he will see these kids in his nightmares.”The tone of bitter exasperation was understandable. ...
Tags: Europe, Justice, Law, World news, LGBT rights, Poland, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Andrzej DudaLast


Polish president issues campaign pledge to fight 'LGBT ideology'

Andrzej Duda launches ‘family charter’ to appeal to base as race tightens in run-up to election Gay rights and homophobia are likely to be major issues in Poland’s delayed presidential election after the frontrunner pledged to “defend children from LGBT ideology”.Andrzej Duda, the incumbent president, who is allied with the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, made the pledge while launching a so-called “family charter”, in what appears to be a move to energise the party’s conservative base as po...
Tags: Europe, Law, World news, LGBT rights, Poland, Andrzej Duda


Concerns over Polish government tightening abortion laws during Covid-19 crisis

With street protests now an impossibility, human rights groups fear that Poland’s conservative government will push through ‘dangerous legislation’Poland’s parliament will this week discuss a controversial proposal to tighten abortion laws in the country, as opposition politicians and women’s rights groups warn that the country’s conservative government may use the distraction of the coronavirus pandemic to push through the legislation.Poland already has some of the strictest legislation in Euro...
Tags: Europe, Law, Poland, Abortion, Andrzej Duda, Coronavirus outbreak


Polish government still planning to hold presidential election

Based on current polling, current president Andrzej Duda, would gain more than 50% of the voteCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Polish government intends to hold a presidential election in May, despite a growing chorus of voices saying that doing so amid a pandemic would be unfair, undemocratic and potentially dangerous.Based on current polling, current president Andrzej Duda, an ally of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, would be likely to gain more than 50% o...
Tags: Europe, Law, France, Germany, World news, Poland, Ethiopia, Bolivia, Andrzej Duda, Coronavirus outbreak


Polish president vetoes change to European parliament election rules

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday vetoed a controversial change to European Parliament election rules that would have kept all small parties in Poland out of the running. The president said it would have fundamentally limited access to the EU parliament, discouraged Poles from turning out to vote, and forced small parties into entering coalitions. Many opposition parties celebrated the veto while the governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party that introduced the legislation ann...
Tags: News, Law, Eu, Poland, European Parliament, Andrzej Duda


Thousands cry 'shame' as Polish president signs off judicial reforms

The government can name the supreme court chief in a move critics say undermines democracyThousands of people have staged protests across Poland after the country’s president, Andrzej Duda, signed into law a measure effectively letting the government choose the next supreme court chief. The European Union, human rights groups and opposition parties in Poland said the legislation and other changes pushed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party undermined judicial independence and democracy. Con...
Tags: Europe, Justice, Law, European Union, World news, Poland, Andrzej Duda


"Poland’s government carried out a sweeping purge of the Supreme Court on Tuesday night, eroding the judiciary’s independence..."

"... escalating a confrontation with the European Union over the rule of law and further dividing this already riven nation.... For years, the party has demonized judges as unreconstructed Communists and obstructionists. After taking power in 2015, it took control of the Constitutional Tribunal, which is tasked with ensuring that laws do not violate the Constitution, and gave authority over the country’s prosecutors to the Ministry of Justice.... Hours before the purge took effect at midnight, P...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Germany, America, European Union, Poland, Judges, Parliament, Warsaw, Andrzej Duda, U S Supreme Court, Constitutional Tribunal, Solidarnosc, Ann Althouse, Ministry of Justice Hours


Poland passes controversial Holocaust bill making it illegal to refer to Nazi death camps as Polish

Poland's senate on Thursday passed a controversial Holocaust bill, which was designed to defend the country's image abroad but has instead sparked a diplomatic row with Israel. The bill, which sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish or accuses Poland of complicity in the Third Reich's crimes, was approved by 57 votes to 23 in the upper house of parliament, with two abstentions. Israel had earlier called for the bill t...
Tags: News, Law, Germany, Nazis, Israel, Jerusalem, United States, Poland, Nazi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Andrzej Duda, Auschwitz Birkenau, Knesset, HEATHER NAUERT, US State Department, American Jewish Committee


Between Brussels and the Bear: The economic and moral argument against the euro

Between Brussels and the Bear: The economic and moral argument against the euro “I am not opposed to the introduction of the euro in Poland,” said Matuesz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, last October, shortly before taking that office. It was a shocking stance for a head of state who clearly distances himself from pan-European structures. It’s surprising even if followed by the disclaimer that his country is “not yet” ready to adopt the EU’s commo...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Law, Russia, Religion, Eu, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Nato, Italy, Poland, Brussels, Estonia, Ecb, Slovakia, Lithuania


Poland's Sunday shopping ban: More cronyism than Catholicism

Poland's Sunday shopping ban: More cronyism than Catholicism On November 24, the lower house of the Polish parliament, the Sejm, passed a bill that will gradually phase out Sunday shopping resulting in an almost-complete ban in 2020. The bill was passed with the votes of ruling Law and Justice Party and a majority of Kukiz ‘15 movement MPs, despite previous warnings issued by many Polish free-market think tanks for more than a year. The bill is promoted as...
Tags: Justice, Law, Senate, Religion, Hungary, Poland, Catholic, Solidarity, Andrzej Duda, Ben, Justice Party, CC BY SA, Wei, Sejm, Labor Market, Warsaw Enterprise Institute


Poland's president to veto controversial laws amid protests

Andrzej Duda says he will block proposed legislation that would have put supreme court under control of ruling partyPoland’s president says he will veto two contentious bills that are widely seen as attacks on the independence of the judicial system and are part of a planned legal overhaul by the ruling party that has sparked days of nationwide protests.In announcing his decision on Monday, Andrzej Duda broke openly for the first time with Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of the ruling Law and Jus...
Tags: Europe, Protest, Justice, Law, World news, Poland, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Jarosław Kaczyński


Poland's former president Lech Wałęsa joins protest against judicial overhaul

Wałęsa addresses protesters in Gdańsk, condemning plans by rightwing ruling party to take control of Polish legal systemThe former Polish president Lech Wałęsa has joined protests that have broken out across the country over plans by the populist ruling party to put the supreme court and the rest of the judicial system under its political control.The EU and many international legal experts say the changes would mark a dramatic reversal for a country hailed as a model of democratic transition ove...
Tags: Europe, Supreme Court, Law, Eu, World news, Poland, Andrzej Duda, Gdansk, Lech Wałęsa, Wałęsa


Polish senate approves bill to give government influence over courts

Protesters gather in cities across country with critics saying legislation is further step towards authoritarianismPoland’s upper house of parliament has approved a supreme court overhaul, defying the European Union and critics at home who say the legislation will undermine democratic checks and balances. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Warsaw and cities across Poland for candlelit vigils to protest against the draft bill, as the senate debated it late into the night. Continue readin...
Tags: Europe, Law, Senate, European Union, World news, Poland, Warsaw, Andrzej Duda


Polish government widely condemned over morning-after pill law

Legislation requiring doctor’s appointment is latest attack on women’s rights in Poland and violates shared EU values, says MEPThe Polish government has been accused of launching a “sexual counter-revolution” that is an affront to European values after passing legislation reducing women’s access to the morning-after pill.A law signed off by the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, in defiance of human rights groups and European medicines agency guidelines turns emergency contraception into a prescrip...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, Eu, European Union, Society, World news, Contraception and family planning, Poland, Reproductive Rights, Andrzej Duda


Poles Are Taking to the Streets in Massive Numbers to Protest the Country's Shift to the Right

LVIV, Ukraine -- In the past few months, alarm bells have been raised in Poland as critics of the country's new ruling party, Law and Justice, or PiS, speak out against what they believe are dangerous infringements on democracy and a wave of conspiratorial panic in the country. The accusations of cronyism, authoritarianism and an overall surge to the right don't just come from far-left activists however. Just last week, three former Polish presidents published an open letter featured in one of P...
Tags: Europe, News, Justice, Law, Eu, European Union, Hungary, Poland, Catholic Church, Catholic, Brussels, OECD, Huffington Post, Warsaw, Andrzej Duda, Kaczynski


Poland to take stance on official Venice Commission report - President

Poland is waiting for an official report from the Venice Commission, an advisory body of the human rights watchdog Council of Europe, to take a stance on the commission's conclusions, Polish President Andrzej Duda commented on a draft version that leaked to the press. After taking power last November, the ruling conservative Law and Justice party changed laws that regulate the functioning of the country's top court - the Constitutional Tribunal.
Tags: Justice, Law, Poland, Council of Europe, Andrzej Duda, Venice Commission


Polish rate-setter: central bank should support government within mandate

Feb 23 Poland's central bank should support the government's policies as long there is no conflict with its mandate to ensure financial stability, newly appointed Monetary Policy Council member Lukasz Hardt said on Tuesday. Hardt is among eight new policymakers named for appointment to the 10-strong MPC by parliament, where the ruling Law and Justice party holds a majority after elections last year, and President Andrzej Duda, a PiS ally.
Tags: Justice, Law, Poland, MPC, Andrzej Duda, Hardt, Monetary Policy Council, Lukasz Hardt


What is the current mood like in Poland? Share your experiences

Since the election of the conservative Law and Justice government last October, we’d like to hear your views on what it’s like living in the country Related: The conspiracy theorists who have taken over Poland | Christian Davies The conservative Law and Justice party enjoyed a clearcut victory in the Polish presidential and the parliamentary elections last October. But since then the party has put through bills in parliament curtailing the independence of the judiciary, media and civil service...
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Poland may water down FX loans conversion plan if costs too high

Jan 27 A Polish minister signalled on Wednesday the ruling Law and Justice party may water down the president's plan to convert Swiss franc mortgages into zlotys if it is too expensive for banks. President Andrzej Duda has set out a plan to saddle lenders with the costs of converting Swiss franc loans into zlotys, which according to analysts could cost billions of euros.
Tags: Justice, Law, Poland, Andrzej Duda


Kaczynski rejects EU 'pressure' ahead of EP debate

Kaczysnki said to pull strings on PiS prime minister Beata Szydlo and president Andrzej Duda Poland's most powerful politician, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has said he won't bow to EU "pressure" on constitutional reform, ahead of a European Parliament debate. Kaczynski, the chairman of the ruling Law and Justice party, told the Rzeczpospolita daily in an interview out on Monday : "There's no sense in worrying about this in the slightest.
Tags: Justice, Law, Eu, Poland, European Parliament, Andrzej Duda, Kaczynski, Beata Szydlo, Kaczysnki, Jaroslaw Kaczynski



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