Polish Official Launches President Reelection Campaign


WARSAW (AP) – The right-wing ruling party in Poland launched the re-election campaign of President Andrzej Duda on Saturday, ahead of the May 10 elections.

When launching the campaign for a second five-year period, the leader of the Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, said Duda was the “dream candidate” of the party and a guardian of the Polish constitution.

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Doubt is not affiliated with the party, but has promoted its populist policies, which include changes to the judicial system condemned by undemocratic by the European Union.

The government insists that it has the right to decide how the judiciary works. Duda promised to continue supporting changes in the appointments of judges and other related projects.

His rivals in the election will be the vice president of Parliament, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, of the main opposition party Civic Platform, and Krzysztof Bosak, of the far-right Confederation.

According to the polls, Duda is the most popular politician in the country, but a second round will be needed on May 24 to settle the presidential race.

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