Recall that, due to the fact that in Poland during the epidemic of the coronavirus, and every day in the country to register hundreds of new cases, the current vote it was decided to hold, at the choice of voters on sites or mail. Initially, the presidential election was to be held on may 10. But then the authorities found that to send to the polling stations by 30 million poles too risky, and wanted to make voting fully remote. However, the relevant amendments to the electoral code are “stuck” in the upper house of Parliament, and was adopted just three days before the first election date. For such a short time to prepare for the first in the history of modern Poland postal ballot, of course, would be impossible. Therefore, it was decided not to open polling stations on may 10, and when the State election Commission shall declare elections failed to announce the date for a new vote.
In may and June in Poland have gradually relaxed the restrictive measures imposed early in the epidemic. I touched it and the electoral code. Elections decided to conduct a “mixed principle” – those who are quarantined or fears of crowds, could vote by mail, and all the rest – at the polls. In accordance with the Parliament’s new amendments to the electoral code, all those who decided to entrust Polish your voice Mail was no later than 12 days before election day inform the representatives of the electoral Commission. Those who suddenly found themselves in compulsory quarantine or sick, or in hospital, can notify the electoral Commission about his participation in the remote voting over five days or two days – depending on when voters learned about that will have the opportunity to go to the polls. All of them until Friday 26 June, left the envelopes with the previously received ballots in mailboxes. These envelopes Mail of Poland and those who decide to convey their own or via agents Sunday, will take to the polling stations, where there is a normal vote.
we will Remind that on a post of the President of Poland claim 11 candidates. Most of them automatically became candidates for the new elections, after the vote on 10 may did not take place. But the really dangerous opponent of the incumbent President Andrzej Duda appeared only in June: the candidate from the largest opposition party “Civic coalition” Rafal Trzaskowski was replaced by Vice-speaker of the lower house of Parliament Malgorzata Kidawa Blansko. Pani małgorzata is an experienced politician, in 2010, was the official representative of election headquarters of the then victorious in the presidential election Bronislaw Komorowski. Then she said in an interview with “RG”: “Victories�� brought new tactics: we have renounced the massive advertising, from billboards and focused on direct communication with voters. Not only Bronislaw Komorowski traveled all over Poland, traveled thousands of miles, but our volunteers in 20 buses travelled to the regions. In the first round they toured 500 cities in the second – a little more.” However, the ratings Kidawa-Blonski was too low. All of the surveys in mid-may promised the current President Andrzej Duda, supported by the ruling party “law and justice”, the victory in the first round. It is not surprising that the opposition “Civic coalition” took the opportunity to replace the candidate. The choice fell on the young charismatic mayor of Warsaw Trzaskowski, who in 2018 won the sympathy of more than half a million of Warsaw. For six weeks, he gained more than 20 percent of the votes, while the incumbent head of state has 45 percent. It is expected that Trzaskowski, as well as independent candidate Szymon Hołownia, takes the most votes from Andrzej Duda.
the presidential election winner is the candidate who receives more than half of the voters, and today is, according to the polls, unlikely. Experts believe that the results of the presidential elections will be summed up only after the second round, which is likely to take place on 12 July. And here the fight will be very tense. If you believe the polls, the incumbent President Andrzej Duda, the mayor of Warsaw, Rafal Trzaskowski can gain almost the same number of votes. The importance of every vote.
as for the first round, according to the center of public opinion research CBOS, to vote in the elections on June 28 would like a record 86 percent of the poles, and firmly intend to do that 76 per cent. In reality, as emphasized by analysts of the center, will decide everything, not only political preferences, but also the epidemic situation in each district of the country and belatedly began in Poland during the holiday season.