What does President Andrzej Duda think about postponing the local elections?
As reported by the portal” Super Express “, another serious tension could arise in the United Right camp. All in connection with the idea of Law and Justice to postpone the date of local government elections. The opposition, like many constitutionalists, views this as a solution inconsistent with the constitutional law. President Andrzej Duda is also supposed to have complaints against PiS. What does the head of state dislike?
Local elections postponed to 2024?
According to the current election calendar, local elections should be held in the fall of 2023. There is more and more talk about PiS's plans to postpone their date to the spring of 2024. If the tabloid reports are to be believed, President Duda did not like the idea.
Source from the president's entourage reports that Andrzej Duda considers the move to be “legally questionable” and fears that it may contribute to further problems not only inside the country, but also abroad.
Paweł Szrot from the president's chancellery informs that so far PiS has not discussed this topic with President Duda, although, as he suspects, talks in this regard may soon take place.
PiS argues that it is a good idea
PiS politician Waldemar Andzel argues that the act postponing the date of elections in local governments is very much needed. In his opinion, if such a solution is not introduced, the electoral rights of those people who are candidates for both parliament and local government will be limited.
He also added that another reason why such a solution is being considered is because of the logistical problems with making two important choices in a very short time.
this dry thread idea. According to Katarzyna Lubnauer from the Civic Coalition, PiS wants to postpone local government elections only because it is afraid of their results. The not very good result in these elections could also be reflected in the elections to the Sejm and Senate, and PiS would like to avoid it at all costs.
And what do you think about PiS's idea?