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The Polish parliament approves the absentee ballot for presidential hours after their postponement

May 7, 2020

The Polish parliament passed the law this Thursday, which stipulates that you can only vote in the next presidential election by post, hours after the government has agreed to postpone the date originally scheduled for this Sunday.

The law, which has yet to be signed by the president, has received approval from the legislative lower house with 236 votes in favor, 213 against and 11 abstentions.

The leader of the ruling party (PiS), Jaroslaw Kaczynski, announced late Wednesday an agreement to postpone the election after several days of growing internal divisions, as a vote of this magnitude was possible in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. There is no date for the new appointment, although the media refer to July or August.

The Polish parliament approves the absentee ballot for presidential hours after their postponementThe Polish parliament approves the absentee ballot for presidential hours after their postponement

The PiS was initially against a postponement of the elections, for which the current President Andrzej Duda, an ally of the executive, is the favorite.

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