Recall that, in accordance with the Constitution, the presidential elections were to be held this coming Sunday. Thus, according to on may 6, the country has almost 15 thousand infected COVID-19, 723 of them died. In Poland from March 20 the mode of the epidemic. In this regard, in early April health Minister Lucas Shumovsky said to send 30 million voters in the precinct at this time – too risky.
However, the ruling Polish party “law and Justice” is not interested in procrastination, because in the current crisis, the current head of state Andrzej Duda has a good chance to win in the first round. According to the survey of the centre of Ipsos, in the beginning of may for the President ready to give their votes to 63%. For comparison: at the end of February it had intended to vote, 41 percent of voters. The increase in the electorate of the incumbent by 22 percent in such a short time spent mostly in isolation, was the result primarily of the fact that opposition candidates were not able to conduct a normal election campaign, limiting speeches in social networks. But Andrzej Duda at this difficult time constantly appears on television, acting as “father of the nation” and earning the doubting voices.
after reviewing all the options, the government realized that the only possible voting by mail. April 6, controlled by the ruling party’s lower house of Parliament – the Seimas approved the amendments to the electoral code that allow you to change the form of holding elections in a situation of an epidemic. In order for these amendments entered into force, had to obtain the approval of the upper house, the Senate, and signed by the President. But in the Senate – unlike the Parliament – the majority of the opposition parties, candidates who were encouraged to boycott the elections. It is in their interest to disrupt the victorious incumbent President elections on may 10.
late on Tuesday night the Senate by 50 votes to 35, rejected the amendments to the electoral code, on the grounds that the conduct of elections by mail is not secure enough for voters. At the same time the State electoral Commission said about the impossibility to organize in such a short time a regular ballot. Now, the Polish authorities need to decide what to do. Discusses options from the resignation of the President or of a state of emergency, which will allow to postpone elections for a few months before the dissolution of Parliament. Do the authorities have only one slim chance to hold the elections on 10 may: “push” in the diet the option of voting by mail. To do this, the deputies of the lower house needed to override the veto of senators by the qualified majority of votes.
And all this, recall, is happening in a country where it is not observed SN��tion morbidity COVID-19.
three days before the election, the poles still do not know when and how they will choose the President.