Opposition presents election programme

2019-09-06 18:15 update: 2019-09-09, 13:32
Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell
Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell
A 13th old age pension, freeing the public media from political influence, independent courts, wage hikes, cost-free in vitro treatments and more protection for women are among the main points in the opposition Civic Coalition's Friday-presented election programme.

The coalition also plans to introduce longer paternity leaves, new civil union laws and more aid for the elderly.

Presenting the programme at a convention in Warsaw, the group's prime ministerial candidate Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska said that as prime minister she would "change Polish politics" and work towards "a new, bright, smiling Poland."

She added that her aim was also to bury hostilities among Poland's political groupings and curb the current strong wave of hate speech. 

In his opening address at the convention Grzegorz Schetyna, leader of the coalition's umbrella party Civic Platform (PO), said that the group's election programme was the effect of numerous meetings with voters over the past four years, and brought "concrete proposals to make the lives of Poles better."

"(The programme - PAP) is full of concrete proposals which will make the lives of Poles easier, it is a plan for Poland, not only for today, but also for tomorrow and the day after," Schetyna declared.

Poland's Greens, who are running in the elections on Civic Coalition lists, presented their 10-point programme at a Friday press conference in Warsaw. Among the main postulates are cheap renewable energy, air improvement, stricter animal protection, health reforms and marital equality regulations. (PAP)