President wants election campaign as short as possible

2019-08-04 19:17 update: 2019-08-07, 11:48
Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Momot
Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Momot
Referring to his proposal to hold parliamentary elections on October 13, Polish President Andrzej Duda explained that Poles want the period of political disputes and campaigns to be as short as possible.

The president said on Friday that he had proposed October 13 as the date for Poland's parliamentary elections but added that an official announcement will be made next week.

"I would like the campaign to be as short as possible. I think that Poles want political disputes, that are a natural thing during a campaign (...), to end as soon as possible," the president said during his Sunday's visit to Nowy Targ, southern Poland.

Earlier, Duda told a private TV broadcaster that he will announce the date immediately after receiving the opinion of the State Electoral Commission (PKW).

"The president's decision on the scheduling of elections will be announced without delay after I receive a response from the State Electoral Commission," Duda said on Friday, adding that the procedure is already in progress.

Meanwhile, the head of the PKW, Magdalena Pietrzak, told PAP the PKW will deal with the presidential draft resolution on the scheduling of elections to the Sejm (lower house) and the Senate at a Monday afternoon sitting and on Tuesday the PKW's opinion will be sent to the President's Office. (PAP)