Civic Platform (PO), the main Polish opposition party, announced on Thursday that it would try to claim Andrzej Duda’s victory in the second round of the presidential election last Sunday for allegedly using public funds to fund his campaign.
“The vote itself may have been held correctly, but the context – the use of public funds, the involvement of public media – did not allow for a level playing field,” said PO PO chairman Borys Budka. .
Budka has argued that the presidential election was “not fair” despite all of this, and he announced that they will file a formal complaint with the Supreme Court this Thursday. “If we don’t make the irregularities clear, the next election will be even more biased,” he argued.
In the presidential election on July 12, Duda won the re-election by only two points over opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski, former mayor of Warsaw and “number two” of the PO.