Today’s news round-up in Poland

Today’s news round-up in Poland Kalbar/TFN

Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites. – The newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote that next month's general election could be decided by female voters. The paper cited a poll that found that out of the undecided voters, 55 percent were women. Therefore the party that manages to appeal to women voters the best, could gain the advantage in the election, the paper added. – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza gave examples of family members and friends of PiS members who, apparently, profit from their association to the governing party. In one example a PiS councillor in Pruszkow gets extra money for sitting on a regional policy committee, bringing his total wage to PLN 10,000 (EUR 2,159) a month. Another councillor, described by the paper as a "close associate" of Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister, earns PLN 25,000 (EUR 5,300) a month owing to various jobs, including managing the social media of the Justice Ministry.

TVN24 – News network TVN24 reported that Civic Coalition (KO), the largest opposition grouping, hopes a million people will attend a rally in Warsaw on Sunday. The 'Million Hearts March' has been called for by Donald Tusk, the KO leader, and comes just two weeks before the general election on October 15. – Prosecutors will appeal against a sentence handed down by a Warsaw court to Radoslaw Gruca, an investigative journalist associated with the radio station Radio Zet, state-owned broadcaster TVP Info wrote on Thursday. Gruca was fined PLN 4,000 (EUR 865) after being found guilty of assaulting and insulting police officers in July 2021. (PAP)

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