President Andrzej Duda Vetoes Altered Election Rules

President of Poland, Andrzej Duda vetoed a law proposed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party that would benefit bigger parties such as PiS and its main opposition grouping in European Parliament elections next year on Thursday. Duda said; “I’ve decided to veto this bill. This change would mean that the effective electoral threshold…”
Moroti Olatujoye
August 16, 2018 3:29 pm

President of Poland, Andrzej Duda vetoed a law proposed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party that would benefit bigger parties such as PiS and its main opposition grouping in European Parliament elections next year on Thursday.

Duda said;

“I’ve decided to veto this bill. This change would mean that the effective electoral threshold would rise to as much as 16.5 per cent from five per cent,”

“This means only two parties would have a real chance of winning representation in the European Parliament,” Duda said.

A PiS ally, Duda may need the support of smaller parties to secure re-election in 2020.

 

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