Poland to hold parliamentary elections on October 15

President Andrzej Duda has announced he has signed a decision to order parliamentary elections for October 15 this year.

"Guided by the content of the just received positive opinion of the National Electoral Commission as to the proposed date of elections to the Sejm and Senate, I decided to order these elections for October 15, 2023. The future of Poland is a matter for each of us! Use your rights!" Duda wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Tuesday.

In the October 15 elections, Poles will replace all deputies in the upper and lower houses of parliament, the Sejm and the Senate, respectively.

The election campaign will formally start after the president's decision is published in the Journal of Laws, but no later than on the fifth day from the date of ordering the elections.

In the parliamentary elections, Poles will elect 460 MPs and 100 senators for a four-year term.

On Tuesday evening the president's decision was published in the Journal of Laws and the election campaign formally kicked off.

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