The chief of Poland’s ruling coalition has resisted the authorities amid concerns of how it intends to deal with a political crisis over the nation’s delayed presidential election, based on excerpts of the interview published Sunday.
The election set to take place Sunday was suspended after a discussion on how and when voting could be carried out safely throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The government had suggested an all-postal vote, however, criticism of this program and infighting complex trainings and contributed to the postponement announced late Wednesday.
In excerpts from an interview with a weekly paper, Legislation and Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said Poland had been”changing for the better” under the coalition government headed by his party and two smaller parties. At precisely the same time, Kaczynski stated it was no secret that the coalition was split.
The three-party governing coalition has”a very radical wing and a very mild one, also. Friction between them is not anything new, I believe,” said Kaczynski, that is Poland’s main policymaker.
Poland’s Niezalezna.pl portal on Sunday quoted from the meeting set to be printed Wednesday by weekly paper Gazeta Polska.
Among those junior parties in the coalition needed the election postponed and cautioned last week that it would vote against the laws authorizing the postal vote. Under stress, the ruling coalition said the election could be declared void and brand new date set.
President Andrzej Duda, whose term expires Aug. 6 is currently seeking reelection, together with assistance from Law and Justice. He contributes opinion polls before nine other candidates.
The election is the first in nearly 31 decades of democracy a vote scheduled according to Poland’s Constitution didn’t occur. Critics of the ruling coalition held at least a crisis meeting over the weekend, however, a fresh date for the election hasn’t yet been declared.
Kaczynski,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and ruling party members placed wreaths and prayed in the temples to the victims of the April 10, 2010 airplane crash which killed President Lech Kaczynski, the party leader’s twin, and 95 other people, that are recalled on the 10th of each month.