Elections in Poland to be held on October 13

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Polish president’s office confirmed on Tuesday that the country will hold its parliamentary election on October 13, which most pollsters expect the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party to win thanks to generous social spending and robust economic growth.

Debate in the campaign is likely to center around LGBT rights, a hot issue in the devoutly Catholic nation of 38 million, and social benefits as well as air pollution and energy.

The president has just signed an appropriate ordinance regarding the election to be held on October 13,” Blazej Spychalski, a spokesman for Poland President Andrzej Duda, said during a broadcasted announcement, confirming Duda’s initial proposal last week regarding the election date.

A survey last week by pollster IBRIS showed that PiS would attract 41.7% of votes, versus 25% for the main opposition group Civic Coalition and 10.2% for the liberal and leftist movement.

Via Euronews / National Post / Gazeta PL

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