According to preliminary data from the National Electoral Commission (PKW), incumbent President Andrzej Duda – supported by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party – narrowly won the second round of the presidential election held yesterday, 12 July.… Read the rest
- Neither of the candidates holds a distinct advantage ahead the second round of the presidential election scheduled for Sunday, 12 July.
- Incumbent Andrzej Duda’s victory would mean policy continuity policy, including a further erosion of democratic institutions, keeping tensions with the EU elevated.
President Andrzej Duda will win the first round of the presidential election scheduled for 28 June. The incumbent, however, is unlikely to win an absolute majority of votes to a secure a first-round victory, which points to a highly competitive runoff on 12 July.… Read the rest
● The 10 May presidential election has not been canceled, but no voting will take place on the scheduled date.
● This should lead to a presidential poll entirely held by postal ballot in the coming few months, although the process and timeline are unclear.… Read the rest
This piece provides an updated overview of the lockdown exit strategies currently being implemented by selected European governments, and the surrounding politics. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss any of the countries mentioned in more detail.… Read the rest
The presidential election scheduled for next Sunday, 10 May, is unlikely to go ahead as planned due to continuing legislative uncertainty and significant logistical issues. This week’s votes in parliament on the bill to organize the election by postal ballot could exacerbate divisions within the United Right coalition government and raise the risk of political instability.… Read the rest
Yesterday, 6 April, the lower house of parliament (Sejm) passed electoral code changes introducing universal postal vote in the May presidential election and allowing the speaker of the Sejm to postpone the date of the poll until 17 May.… Read the rest
The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party will try to keep the May presidential elections on schedule, but the spreading of Covid-19 will likely force the Polish authorities to postpone the vote at least until the autumn.… Read the rest
The ongoing stand-off between the government and the Supreme Court is creating increasing uncertainty in the judiciary system, which could start hurting the country’s business environment. Moreover, while the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) will push forward the contentious judiciary reforms ahead of the May presidential elections, this may prove counter-productive for incumbent president Andzej Duda (independent, supported by PiS).… Read the rest