Poland’s conservative President Duda re-elected – BBC News

by birtanpublished on July 13, 2020

Andre duda has been re-elected president of poland in a narrow victory against the mayor of warsaw it was by the slimmest margin since the end of communism in 1989 adam easton reports from warsaw mr duda's victory shows there is strong

Support for his brand of social conservatism and generous state handouts this devout roman catholic said he would defend traditional polish families both from what he called an imported lgbt ideology

Bent on sexualizing polish children and financially through the government's generous welfare benefits that have helped lift many families out of poverty he also supports the government's moves to

Increase its control over the media and the judiciary which the eu says have undermined the rule of law the next general election is in three years time so the government can now implement its program unhindered

It was a narrow victory but with its ally now back in the presidential palace the government can continue its controversial changes to the judiciary which may further strain its relations with the eu

But the support for the more progressive mayor of warsaw rafael chazkovsky shows that many polls are uneasy with what they see as attacks on pluralism and democracy they want to poland more open to the

Outside world and taking a more productive role in the eu in a truncated campaign mr taskoski came close to victory his career may yet reach new heights adam easton bbc news

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