The leader of the ruling conservatives, Jarosław Kaczyński, has stated that the elections in Poland will take place on time, regardless of any attempted hybrid attacks that may be carried out by the Wagner Group on the country’s border with Belarus.
Kaczyński was publicly reacting to remarks made by the liberal opposition leader, Donald Tusk, who has claimed that the ruling party is planning to persuade Polish President Andrzej Duda to delay the country’s general election due this autumn, using the presence of the Wagner Group in Belarus as a pretext.
Kaczyński categorically denied that this was the ruling party’s plan.
While speaking at a rally in central Poland, the head of Law and Justice (PiS) acknowledged that the Wagner Group was a danger and that formally it was not the army of any state, even though it is clearly a “Russian tool” and “up to no good.”
“They have not appeared by accident. They have a purpose, and it is to create new threats and organize provocations,” said Kaczyński. He assured that the government was fully aware of the threat, but that it “will not stop our democratic process.”
“The election will take place regardless. Only a war could prevent the election from taking place, and I can assure you that it will not and that the election will take place on time,” said Kaczyński.
President Andrzej Duda has until the middle of August to set a date for the parliamentary election. According to the timetable determined by the constitution, the election should take place on any Sunday between Oct. 15 and Nov. 12.