Poland will hold presidential election on May 10

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The Polish presidenial election will be held on May 10, Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek announced on Wednesday.

The incumbent president, Andrzej Duda, will face several contenders, including Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska from the main opposition grouping Civic Coalition (KO).

Duda, who enjoys a clear lead in the polls, is supported by the ruling party, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS).

Other contenders include Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz of the conservative-agrarian Polish Coalition, Robert Biedron of the Left, Krzysztof Bosak of the far-right Confederation and Szymon Holownia, an independent candidate.

The Polish president is elected for a five-year term of office.