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Future of 'Third Republic' defines run-off vote in Poland

Two presidential candidates reflect nation’s 30 years of political division since fall of communismIt was an event – or rather two events – that marked the symbolic nadir of 30 years of rancorous political division in Poland since the fall of communism in 1989.On Monday evening, Poland’s conservative president, Andrzej Duda, and his challenger in Sunday’s presidential election run-off, the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, each held their own separate “presidential debate” in different...
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Poland election: The fight for LGBT rights

President Andrzej Duda, who is accused of running on an anti-LGBT platform, is seeking re-election on Sunday.
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'We are the most homophobic country in the EU': Poland’s election and the LGBT fightback – video

Andrzej Duda, running for re-election as president of Poland, has included strong verbal attacks on the country's LGBT community in his campaign. Recently, he has referred disparagingly to 'LGBT ideology' in an attempt to appeal to his conservative base, calling it more destructive than communism, while some towns have proclaimed themselves 'LGBT-free zones'. In the last week of the election campaign, can the LGBT community stop Duda from winning another five years in power? Continue reading...
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Knife-edge Polish presidential race could slow the march of populism

As liberal Rafal Trzaskowski gains on rightwing Andrzej Duda, LGBT rights are among issues at stake in Poland and beyondWhen Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, goes up against his liberal challenger in a presidential run-off next Sunday, there will be more at stake than just the medium-term political trajectory of the country. The vote is set to be one of the closest and most important European elections in recent years, and the result will resonate well beyond Poland’s borders.Duda takes on libe...
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Poland president plans to forbid adoption by same-sex couples

Andrzej Duda, who is running for re-election, will propose a constitutional amendment later this monthPoland’s president, Andrzej Duda, who is running for re-election in the conservative, Catholic EU member, said on Saturday that he wanted the constitution to explicitly forbid the adoption of children by same-sex couples.He said he planned to propose a constitutional amendment on Monday. Continue reading...
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Poland's president plans to forbid adoption by same-sex couples

Andrzej Duda, who is running for re-election, will propose a constitutional amendment later this monthPoland’s president, Andrzej Duda, who is running for re-election in the conservative, Catholic EU member, said on Saturday that he wanted the constitution to explicitly forbid the adoption of children by same-sex couples.He said he planned to propose a constitutional amendment on Monday. Continue reading...
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Polish president accuses German-owned tabloid of election meddling

Polish President Andrzej Duda suggested on Friday that Germany was trying to meddle in the presidential election after a German-owned tabloid newspaper reported on a pardon that he granted to a man who had served his sentence in a paedophilia case. Duda, a conservative who faces a neck-and-neck race against a centrist opponent in a presidential runoff election on July 12, was angered by reporting by the Polish tabloid Fakt. "Does Axel Springer, a company of German descent that owns the Fakt ne...
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2020 Polish presidential election

As we are getting ready for presidential election here in USA, Poland is about to choose a new president as well. The 2020 Polish presidential election was due to be held on May 10th 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The election (wybory) was initially scheduled for May, when President Duda had a commanding lead in the polls and was expected to win easily. PiS leaders wanted to push ahead with a postal vote despite the pandemic, but the vote was postponed at the last minute. ...
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Poland set for ‘dirty’ political campaign before presidential run-off

Vote between incumbent Andrzej Duda and Rafał Trzaskowski likely to be closePoland is set for a fortnight of political campaigning that will be combative, intense and is likely to involve “dirty” smears of the challenger from public media outlets, before a presidential run-off on 12 July.Most polls have shown the vote is likely to be extremely close and the result will be decisive for the country’s political trajectory. Continue reading...
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Poland presidential election heads for second round

President Andrzej Duda comes top but fails to take enough votes to win the election outright.
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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...
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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...
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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", ...
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The Future of Europe Could Be Decided in Poland

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The European Union has many problems, but the most fundamental may be the rift between northern and southern member states and the even deeper fault line running between west and east. That latter fissure is especially dangerous because, unlike the largely economic one between north and south, it tears at the EU’s core values, including democracy, freedom of the press and the rule of law.For the past decade, Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, has been flouting these p...
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Poland's Duda leads in presidential election first round

Latest poll shows Andrzej Duda ahead with almost 42 percent of votes against Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski with 30.4 percent.
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Poland presidential election heads for second round - exit poll

President Andrzej Duda finishes first but without enough votes to win outright, exit polls indicate.
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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...
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Voting begins in Poland presidential election as race tightens

Conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda faces main challenge from liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał TrzaskowskiVoting is under way in Poland’s presidential election, with the incumbent, Andrzej Duda, up against a field of challengers including the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski.Duda, who campaigned on a deeply conservative social agenda that was often laced with homophobia, is allied with Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, which since coming to power in 2015 has clashed with Brus...
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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...
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Poland's clash of values in presidential election

If President Andrzej Duda loses, the opposition could force a change in Polish politics.
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Trump news – live: President threatens ‘wise guy’ statue activists as another 1.5m Americans apply for unemployment benefits and coronavirus surges

Donald Trump has continued his attack on peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters, labelling them “roving gangs of wise guys, anarchists & looters” on Twitter as statue-toppling continues across the nation and the country reckons with its dark history in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis a month ago today.The president also disparaged the anti-racism activists as he met with Polish president Andrzej Duda in the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday, accusing them...
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Polish president scales down homophobic rhetoric as election nears

Andrzej Duda, criticised for attacks on ‘LGBT ideology’, hopes Trump meeting will boost campaignPoland’s president, Andrzej Duda, has attempted to move away from homophobic rhetoric in recent days after attacks on “LGBT ideology” during his re-election campaign drew widespread criticism.Duda, who will travel to the White House next week aiming to receive a pre-election boost from Donald Trump just four days before the vote, made a campaign pledge to “defend children from LGBT ideology”, which he...
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Trump's first pandemic-era foreign visitor is Polish President looking for an electoral boost

President Donald Trump will welcome his first foreign visitor in months next week when Poland's leader comes to the White House for talks. Four days afterward, Andrzej Duda will face reelection in a race that has tightened considerably in the past month.
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Polish election: Andrzej Duda says LGBT 'ideology' worse than communism

The favourite to win Poland's 28 June election denounces gay rights activism as an alien ideology.
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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...
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Polish president says he would ban LGBT teaching in schools

President Andrzej Duda vowed on Wednesday to ban teaching about LGBT issues in Poland's schools in an apparent pitch to his conservative base during an increasingly tight race for the June 28 presidential election. Duda is an ally of the ruling right-wing nationalist Law and Justice Party (PiS), which brands lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) "ideology" as an invasive foreign influence undermining traditional values in the staunchly Catholic nation.
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Poland to reconsider mail-only presidential election, sources say

Poland's ruling coalition plans to propose legislation on Monday to allow both postal and in-person voting in a presidential election postponed from last Sunday, sources said, as it seeks political backing to schedule a new ballot. The coalition's main member, the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, had sought to hold the ballot on schedule through a mail-only vote, but critics said it was putting political gain ahead of public health. PiS does not want to delay the presidential election ...
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Poland holds ghost election with 0% turnout

Presidential election was not officially cancelled but polling stations stayed closedSunday’s presidential election in Poland had a record low turnout of 0%.The vote was not officially cancelled but polling stations stayed closed, leading to a strange ghost election after weeks of legal wrangling over whether it should go ahead or not. Continue reading...
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