Polish President Andrzej Duda, speaking at a press conference on Thursday, expressed satisfaction with an election agreement that the parties comprising the ruling United Right coalition had managed to reach the day before.
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.
Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elżbieta Witek directed a query on Wednesday to Poland's Constitutional Tribunal regarding the constitutionality of postponing presidential elections, originally scheduled for May 10, PAP learnt unofficially from the Sejm Office.
Answering a query from the Polish Sejm (lower house) speaker, the State Electoral Commission (PKW) announced that it will be impossible to hold presidential elections on May 10 due to legal and organisational reasons.
Poland's Senate (upper house) on Tuesday evenig rejected a bill on postal voting in the 2020 presidential election. There were 50 votes for rejecting the draft, 35 against and one abstention. Now the bill returns to the Sejm (lower house).
Polish Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek said on Tuesday that the Constitution allows the presidential election to be held on Saturday, May 23. This is the latest possible date of this election envisaged by the Constitution, she added.
Polish Senate (upper house) Speaker Tomasz Grodzki believes that the presidential election should be held on a date which will ensure the security of voters and electoral committee staff.
Polish government officials on Monday expressed their opinion that it would be rather impossible to hold the presidential election on May 10.
The EC has no plans to take up the subject of Poland's May-planned presidential elections under the EU's sanctioning Article 7 procedures, EC Vice-President Vera Jourova said on Wednesday in Brussels, adding she nonetheless has reservations about the elections.
The European Commission (EC) does not intend to include the issue of Poland's presidential elections in the procedure of Art. 7 of the Treaty, EC spokesman Christian Wigand said on Friday, in contrast to the position presented on Thursday by EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders.