Ruling party head says presidential elections should be held on May 10

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Ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Saturday that despite the introduction of a state of epidemic in Poland there is no reason to postpone the presidential election due on May 10.

"I am convinced that at the moment there are no prerequisites to introduce a state of emergency (…) whereby the elections could be cancelled," Kaczynski told a private radio broadcaster RMF FM. He said that one must comply with the law and the constitution and "currently there are no constitutional requirements" for such a move.

The situation would change if there were such premises but the government is doing everything to keep the situation under control and the majority of society shows "a really good, disciplined attitude," he added.

However, Kaczynski said, this does not mean the prospect of rapid improvement, because there are over 400 people diagnosed with coronavirus and an increasing number of people placed in quarantine.