Ruling coalition presents new presidential election solution

“Law and Justice and the Jarosław Gowin's Agreement party have prepared a solution that will guarantee Poles the opportunity to take part in democratic elections,” reads the statement by PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński and Agreement party head Jarosław Gowin (pictured). Wojciech Olkuśnik/PAP

The leaders of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and its coalition ally the Agreement party announced in a joint Wednesday statement that they have prepared a solution that would guarantee Poles the opportunity to participate in democratic elections.

"In connection with the opposition's rejection of all constructive proposals enabling this year's presidential elections to be held within the time foreseen by the Constitution, Law and Justice and the Jarosław Gowin's Agreement party have prepared a solution that will guarantee Poles the opportunity to take part in democratic elections," reads the statement by PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński and Agreement party head Jarosław Gowin.

"Following the May 10, 2020 (election-PAP) date and the anticipated annulment of the election by the Supreme Court, hence their not taking place, the speaker of the Sejm will announce new presidential elections at the earliest possible date," reads the statement.

"Elections carried out by the State Electoral Commission, in the interests of the safety of Poles in view of the epidemic situation, will be held by postal voting. Jarosław Gowin's Agreement obligates itself to support a bill on special principles of conducting a universal election of the president of the Republic of Poland announced for 2020, and at the same time, in consultation with Law and Justice, to present amendments to the bill," reads the joint statement.