WARSAW (Reuters) – The families of people who died with Poland’s president in a plane crash in April have proposed moving a cross honouring the victims to the site of the disaster in Russia in order to defuse a bitter political row.
The simple wooden cross, erected in front of Warsaw’s presidential palace shortly after the April 10 crash, has become the object of a fierce tug-of-war between Poland’s authorities and supporters of the late President Lech Kaczynski.
WARSAW, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Poland’s centrist, pro-business
ruling party Civic Platform (PO) is trying to avoid or at least
defer painful economic reforms in the hope of increasing its
parliamentary majority in an election scheduled for next autumn.
Opinion polls suggest Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s party is
well placed to become the first in Poland since the fall of
communism in 1989 to win a second consecutive four-year term.
WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk can speed up market reforms now that his party has captured the presidency, but he risks hurting his chances in parliamentary elections next year if he cuts the budget deficit too painfully.
Tusk’s centrist Civic Platform (PO) no longer faces the threat of vetos after its candidate Bronislaw Komorowski won Sunday’s cliffhanger presidential election.
WARSAW (Reuters) – Moderate conservative Bronislaw Komorowski won Poland’s presidential election on Monday after a cliffhanger vote that saw his right-wing rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski perform much better than expected.
Komorowski’s narrow victory, which must be confirmed by final results later on Monday, will bring relief to investors who feared Kaczynski, leader of the main opposition party, would veto reforms needed to repair Poland’s battered public finances.
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poles choose a new president on Sunday in an election run-off that will help decide the speed and scale of economic reforms and set the tone for Warsaw’s ties with its European Union partners and with Russia.
Billed as Poland’s strangest election since the fall of communism in 1989, it was called after the death of President Lech Kaczynski and many other top officials in a plane crash in Russia on April 10.
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poles will choose between two conservative candidates with contrasting views on market reforms, the euro currency and Poland’s place in the European Union in Sunday’s presidential election run-off.
Bronislaw Komorowski of the centrist ruling party, Civic Platform (PO), is tipped to win but faces a stiff challenge from rightist opposition leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of President Lech Kaczynski who died in a plane crash in April.
WARSAW (Reuters) – His core conservative supporters see Jaroslaw Kaczynski as an honest patriot who will champion Poland’s national interests in the European Union and beyond if he wins Sunday’s presidential election run-off.
His liberal critics at home and abroad, however, flinch at the memory of the sometimes prickly nationalism that defined his spell as prime minister in 2006-07 and fear that as president he could reignite tensions with Russia, Germany and the EU.
WARSAW (Reuters) – The frontrunner in Poland’s tight presidential race called on Tuesday for an accelerated pullout of Polish forces from Afghanistan in comments designed to win over leftist voters.
Bronislaw Komorowski, a moderate conservative, and his more right-wing rival, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, are both courting the left after its candidate Grzegorz Napieralski won a better-than-expected 14 percent in Sunday’s first round of voting.
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s centrist presidential candidate Bronislaw Komorowski faces a tight run-off vote against his right-wing rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski on July 4 after beating him by only a few percentage points in a Sunday vote.
Financial markets would prefer a Komorowski victory, expecting him to work smoothly with Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s economically liberal government to tackle a big budget deficit and prepare the country eventually to adopt the euro.
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poles choose a new president on Sunday in an election that will help shape the pace of economic reforms and set the tone for Warsaw’s relations with its partners in the European Union and with historic foe Russia.
Billed as the strangest election in Poland’s 21-year post-communist history, it was called after the death of President Lech Kaczynski and much of the country’s political and military elite in a plane crash in Russia on April 10.