Law and Justice, Poland's governing party, has prompted a two-day sitting of the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish Parliament, due to start on Wednesday, to be postponed to November 18-19 owing to the coronavirus epidemic.
Police have arrested 48 people after LGBT rights activists staged a protest on Friday evening in central Warsaw over a court decision to detain another LGBT rights activist for damaging a van with anti-LGBT slogans in June. The protest evolved into skirmishes with police.
Poland will hold its presidential election on June 28, Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elżbieta Witek announced on Wednesday, adding that she had received no objections concerning the proposed election calendar from the State Electoral Commission (PKW).
Poland's main opposition party Civic Platform (PO) on Friday named Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski their new candidate for president after Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska pulled out from the race, PO leader Borys Budka has announced.
The main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO)'s candidate for the presidential elections, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, supported by the broader Civic Coalition (KO),withdrew from the delayed presidential election, she told a Friday briefing.
President Andrzej Duda is supported by 46.4 percent of Estymator poll respondents who declared they would vote during the presidential election. The result is higher by 1.6 pps from the previous poll.
The Sejm (lower house) on Monday heard a government report on precautions taken against the spreading coronavirus. The government gave its assurance that all national services were prepared to combat the virus if it appeared in Poland.
Civic Coalition (KO) candidate for president Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska on Saturday said that the time had come for a woman from Ursus, the district of Warsaw where she lives, to become Polish president.
If there was a second round of the presidential election, Poland's incumbent President Andrzej Duda would get 50.09 pct of the vote while his main challenger, Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska of the centrist Civic Coalition (KO), would secure 49.91 pct, a recent poll shows.
Poland’s opposition party Nowoczesna on Saturday elected by acclamation deputy parliamentary Speaker Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska as its candidate for the country’s presidential elections in May this year.