On Thursday, August 6, Polish President Andrzej Duda will take the oath of office before the National Assembly and will start his second term. The head of state will deliver an address and will assume supervision over the armed forces.
The Chamber of Extraordinary Control and Public Affairs of Poland's Supreme Court on Monday announced that the presidential election held in July 2020 was valid.
Poland's main opposition party, the Civic Platform (PO), whose candidate Rafal Trzaskowski lost to incumbent President Andrzej Duda by two percentage points in Sunday's presidential election, has filed for invalidation of the vote with the Supreme Court.
The supporters of Szymon Holownia, a Polish independent candidate who garnered nearly 14 percent of votes in the first round of the presidential elections, have filed for the registration of their movement under the name of "Poland 2050," Holownia's aide said.
President Andrzej Duda will most likely pay his first foreign visit after his reelection, to Rome and the Vatican, presidential aide Krzysztof Szczerski said on Tuesday.
President Andrzej Duda, following his Sunday victory in the presidential election, has received scores of congratulatory messages from world leaders, including US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The second round of the presidential elections in Poland was properly organised despite legal shortcomings, but it suffered due to the public media's hostility, its rhetoric of intolerance and its bias, the OSCE said on Monday.
Although Rafal Trzaskowski lost the Sunday presidential election he has pledged to continue the opposition’s fight to retrieve the country from the hands of one party.
Incumbent President Andrzej Duda received 51.12 percent of the votes in the presidential run-off election on Sunday, according to results from 99.98 percent of polling stations, the State Electoral Commission (PKW) said on its website on Monday afternoon.
'A divided Poland' and 'a conflict of two souls, of one nation' are among the commentaries published on Monday by Italy's biggest newspapers in articles referring to President Andrzej Duda's win in Sunday's presidential runoff vote.