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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 file photo Warsaw city mayor candidate from the main opposition party Civic Platform, Rafal Trzaskowski speaks to supporters after first exit polls indicating him as the winner are announced in Warsaw, Poland. Trzaskowski, a pro-European Union liberal, has recently joined the race for the nation's president and has emerged as the main challenger to incumbent President Andrzej Duda who had previously seemed certain to win. The date of the vote is yet to be announced. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)

Liberal Warsaw mayor injects suspense into presidential vote

May. 31, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Childhood actor. Pro-democracy activist. Avid supporter of the European Union and LGBT rights. Warsaw’s liberal mayor Rafal Trzaskowski made a late entry in Poland’s presidential election and has quickly emerged as the main challenger to the conservative incumbent,...

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki following a vote in parliament that approved legislation for all-postal voting after Sunday presidential election was postponed due to organizational problems, in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, May 7, 2020. The ruling party says that July 12 is the possible new date for the election.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish govt plans to hold presidential election June 28

May. 21, 2020 9:22 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister said Thursday that his government is aiming for June 28 as the date of a presidential election that was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The election, in which conservative President Andrzej Duda is vying for reelection against nine other candidates,...

Leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus, sits in parliament in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, ahead of the debate on the postal presidential election that is scheduled for Sunday The ruling party wants the election in May, the Senate is calling for a state of natural disaster that would allow for postponement by three months. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish ruling coalition postpones Sunday presidential vote

May. 6, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader and a partner in the governing coalition announced an agreement late Wednesday to postpone Sunday's presidential election, saying a new date will be chosen later. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the ruling Law and Justice party, and Jaroslaw Gowin, leader of a...

FILE - In this file photo taken Feb. 19, 2020, Poland's President Andrzej Duda, center, campaigning for his re-election in Warsaw, Poland.  The Polish government’s determination to move forward with the May 10, presidential election during the coronavirus pandemic by making it an all-postal vote is creating anxiety and anger, and critics say the plan threatens public health and democracy in Poland.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland's ex-leaders to boycott May presidential election

Apr. 30, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — All of Poland’s living former presidents, and many ex-prime ministers, said Thursday they will boycott next month’s presidential election that the ruling right-wing party is pushing for despite the coronavirus pandemic. They said in a statement that the May 10 vote will...

File - In this file photo taken Feb. 15, 2020, in Warsaw, Poland are seen Poland's President Andrzej Duda, right, with wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda, campaigning for Duda's re-election in May 10 national vote. The Polish government’s determination to move forward with the May 10, presidential election during the coronavirus pandemic by making it an all-postal vote, though critics say the plan threatens public health and democracy in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Former EU head Tusk appeals for boycott of Poland's election

Apr. 28, 2020 7:38 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former European Council president Donald Tusk appealed Tuesday for a boycott of the upcoming presidential election in his native Poland, saying the postal vote the government has proposed carries health risks amid the coronavirus pandemic and would not meet democratic standards for...