Parliament speaker says Constitution allows election on May 23

Polish Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek said on Tuesday that the Constitution allows the presidential election to be held on Saturday, May 23. This is the latest possible date of this election envisaged by the Constitution, she added.

Witek told a Polish public television broadcaster that she would ask the Constitutional Tribunal to answer as fast as possible whether she could postpone the election in accordance with the Constitution "since this is a matter of the utmost state importance, which concerns the socio-political system of our state."

She also said that without an election in May, there will be no head of state in Poland on August 6. Witek declared that her queries to the tribunal and the State Electoral Commission (PKW) were designed to avoid this situation.