Duda Believes That Poland May Descend Into Chaos If The Presidential Election Is Postponed
Polish President Andrzej Duda sees great danger in demanding that the country postpone the next presidential election, which is due to be held on May 10. He said this in a fragment of an interview published on Monday for Gazeta Polska.
"Everyone who says that elections are dangerous for poles should understand that the absence of elections is dangerous because it will lead to paralysis of the state. We will need new standards to combat the epidemic and the economic crisis provoked by it, new solutions that will not be able to take effect," Duda said.
According to him, "elections are not only a celebration of democracy but first and foremost an obligation to ensure the effective functioning of the state." "If we do not elect a President, the country will descend into chaos," the head of state said.
On May 10, the first round of presidential elections is scheduled to take place in Poland. If none of the candidates wins more than 50% of the vote, the second round will take place on May 24 with the two candidates with the most votes. Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the election campaign has been effectively frozen for several weeks. Many politicians and, according to surveys, more than 70% of Polish residents in such conditions consider it necessary to postpone the expression of their will to a later date.