The populists in Poland were given the mission of reorganizing freedom to reshape the country, because after a separatist movement, the hope of succeeding the president with the hope of free elections was crushed in a fiasco.
The current president, Andrzej Duda, was elected for another five-year term because of the familiar set of demographic departments in the vote. Poles under the age of 50 and those living in larger towns support the liberal challenger Rafał Trzaskowski, while elderly and rural voters stand with Duda̵
Almost all the votes were counted on Monday. Duda, who conducted gay hate speech with the support of the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), received 51.2% of the votes, and Trzaskowski won 48.8 % Of votes. The challenger admitted on Monday afternoon.
Warsaw Mayor Trzaskowski wrote on Twitter: “Thank you for the amazing energy we have released together in the past few weeks.” In a short speech that followed, he congratulated Duda And hope that his second term may be different from the first term.
Duda supporters cheered and celebrated what they believed to be PiS’ clear mandate to continue on the path of reducing poverty but fearing that democracy would be threatened. Critics and human rights organizations expressed concern that Duda’s victory would exacerbate illegal tendencies not only domestically but also within the European Union.
During his tenure, PiS clashed with Brussels due to the rule of law and violations of the judiciary, and the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties will vote on Tuesday whether the EU should expand the ongoing disciplinary process against Poland. EU executives investigated the rule of law in Poland four and a half years ago, but the process has stalled due to differences in how EU members respond.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán also had a conflict with Brussels. He posted a picture of his handshake with the Polish president on Facebook to show the victory and the Polish flag, which marked Duda’s re-election. .
Trzaskowski conducted a dynamic campaign to close the gap in the easy-to-win game of Duda, which was expected to be delayed due to a coronavirus pandemic in May. In recent days, people have really felt that the elections may be conducted in any way, which has caused Trzaskowski’s supporters to shrink.
If he wins, Trzaskowski will be able to use the president’s veto power to obstruct most of PiS’s legislative agenda. Now, with the next parliamentary elections until 2023, while PiS controls most of the power levers, there is concern that PiS will double its strategy for at least the next three years.
The election observer delegation of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said on Monday that the elections were well organized and that the security measures related to the pandemic were properly implemented, but they expressed concern about the lack of impartiality of public television stations and the issue. The combat nature of the campaign, especially Duda’s comments.
“We are concerned about intolerant speech of a homosexual, xenophobic and anti-Semitist nature, especially between the presidential campaign and public television,” said Thomas Boserup, head of the inspectorate. He personally criticized Duda for using homophobic speech.
During the campaign, stable media loyal to the government attacked Trzaskowski as an “extremist”, and repeatedly claimed that he was supported by shady foreign forces, or that he would take it from the Poles Money and distribute it to “Jewish interests”. The media also criticized his support for LGBT rights during his tenure as mayor. Before the vote, Trzaskowski said that the PiS that stopped ruling Poland from 2015 is “now or forever.”
Although some critics expressed optimism that so many young Poles voted for change, others warned that PiS might increase xenophobia. Political analyst Wojciech Przybylski said: “PiS believes that nationalists threaten the majority more than liberals and hopes to send a signal to these young nationalist voters.”
An LGBT activist Bart Staszewski confronted Duda with photos of LGBT youths who committed suicide during the campaign. He wrote on Twitter that after the results, there was “no hope to improve the situation of ethnic minorities in the country”.
Politicians all over the world are watching this game closely to find clues that may or may not work in the fight against populists. In an unusual intervention, Donald Trump received Dada at the White House a few days before the vote and praised him for his “excellent” performance.
Tzaskovsky embraced the hope of global liberals and received Barack Obama’s appeal a few days before the vote. “Encourage many, especially young people, to mobilize to become an open and inclusive Poland in the heart of the EU,” Sophie in the Dutch Liberal Environmental Protection Department’s’t Veld wrote on Twitter on Monday. She said it was “shameful” for a politician to win the European election in 2020 with the “gay hate movement”.