The prosecutor's office will examine a notification of possible offences committed by the Polish prime minister and other senior officials when organising a failed attempt to hold the presidential election last year in a postal format, Zbigniew Ziobro, the prosecutor general and justice minister, has said.
Poland's main opposition party Civic Coalition has called on Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to resign over an apparently illegal attempt by the government to hold a presidential election by postal vote last year.
Poland’s Prime Minister’s Office faces a possible criminal investigation after a damning report by the country’s Supreme Audit Office into last year's attempt to hold a presidential election by post.
The Prime Minister's Office is facing criminal investigation into last year's attempt to hold a presidential election by postal vote owing to a lack of legal justification, the country's audit office has announced.
A spokesman for the governing Law and Justice party has said the party is “not afraid” of an investigation by the Supreme Audit Office into a cancelled postal vote for president last year.
Poland's Left (Lewica) political grouping wants to take Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to the State Tribunal after the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw ruled that he broke the law over an April decision on a postal presidential ballot.
Polish Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski expressed his conviction on Monday that postal voting was the safest method and the only one that could be carried out during the epidemic.
The Sejm (the lower house of Polish parliament) on Thursday morning rejected the Senate's veto to the ruling party's postal vote bill. Now the legislation will go to the president for signature before becoming law.
The possibility to enroll on the electoral register for presidential elections planned for May 10 has been ensured for all Polish citizens living in a country with a Polish diplomatic mission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has informed PAP.
The head of the State Electoral Commission (PKW) announced on Thursday that, keeping in mind the health and lives of the electorate and polling station staff, special voting methods should be introduced and added that postal voting was the easiest such procedure.