Poland has a new president. Andrzej Duda is the leader of the right wing party Law and Justice that triumphed at the second round. No doubt about the final result, Bronislaw Komorowsk – outgoing president – admitted he lost. Duda won the first round too; he got 52% against the 48% votes of the outgoing president (elected in 2007). “Who voted for me voted for change”, said the Euro-skeptical leader in his victory speech – he pronounced it last night in front of hundreds of supporters – and he promised to be the President of each and every one and that the “Presidency Palace is always opened”.
This result is an important test for the next Parliamentary elections, next fall. The Party Law and Justice wants to obtain control over the government. The PM, Ewa Kopacz worked hard to cooperate with the new president. He won promising the lowering of retirement age, fiscal relieving and better protection of Polish business.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa