In such a situation, President Andrzej Duda will take part in a debate organised by the Polish public television in Konskie, southern Poland, and his co-runner Rafal Trzaskowski will take part in a 'presidential arena' meeting in Leszno, western Poland. Both debates are planned for Monday evening.
President Duda, supported by the ruling Law and Justice party, won 43.5 percent of the votes during the first round of the presidential election held on June 28. Trzaskowski, a Civic Coalition (KO) candidate, placed second with 30.46 percent. The two will meet in the run-off vote on July 12.
Government spokesperson Piotr Mueller expressed his hope that Rafal Trzaskowski will finally attend the debate in Konskie. Asked why there will be no debate organised by TVP together with TVN and Polsat private broadcasters, Mueller answered that President Duda had appealed for it, and expressed his regret that the three TV stations had reached no agreement.
Trzaskowski invited President Duda to a debate in Leszno. Duda's election staff described this proposal as not serious. (PAP)