Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the governing law and justice party in Poland, and Deputy Prime Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz discussed the postpone election yesterday. AP
The ruling party, the Law and Justice Party (PiS) of Poland and the Allied Party within the coalition government announced late last night that they agreed to postpone the presidential election scheduled for next Sunday (May 10). The President of the National Assembly will announce the new voting date as soon as possible.
Like other European countries, Poland is affected by the new coronary pneumonia epidemic. The government originally arranged for voters to vote by post, but in the end it was not possible. After discussion between the Legal and Justice Party and the Allied Party, both parties believed that under the current circumstances, it would be more appropriate to postpone voting for the Japanese side.
The leader of the Law and Justice Party Kaczynski and the Allied leader Govin said that they made this decision to ensure that the Polish people have the opportunity to participate in democratic elections. The polling day on May 10 was set a few months ago, but now the new coronary pneumonia epidemic has swept across Europe, and the Polish epidemic is very severe, disrupting the authorities ’position and unable to properly arrange the election.
There is constant dispute between the ruling party and the opposition camp. The government originally wanted to arrange a vote by post, but some groups worried that the time for notification was too short and caused unfairness, and finally the plan fell through. According to the latest data provided by Johns Hopkins University, as of yesterday, there were more than 14,700 confirmed cases and 733 deaths in Poland.