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What will it take for Polish President Andrzej Duda to win reelection?

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Michał Kolanko

Law and Justice (PiS) politicians are preparing the next stage of Polish President Andrzej Duda’s reelection campaign, with a number of new proposals scheduled for release by PiS as the election approaches on May 10.

According to PiS’ internal data, Duda lost a few percentage points in voter support due to the confusion around judicial reforms between January and February. It may be a sign that the political turbulence of the last few weeks may have slightly impacted the level of support for the president.

A source told Rzeczpospolita that since then, Duda’s support has returned to its previous level, but in response, there has an almost complete mobilization of PiS’s electorate. This electorate will guarantee the president between 44 and 45 percent of support despite earlier controversies, which is considered the baseline of support for Duda.

Duda’s campaign staff were busy reacting to opposition parties’ conventions, including the Polish People’s Party (PSL) and Civic Platform (PO), which took place over the last few days.

The president’s spokesman, Błażej Spychalski, called PSL’s leader “Tusk’s pushover”, referring to former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, a figured disdained by much of the PiS electorate and Polish conservatives.