Polish president Komorowski bids for protest votes after defeat in first round

Written by on May 12, 2015 in Europe - Comments Off on Polish president Komorowski bids for protest votes after defeat in first round

Incumbent Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski followed up his surprise defeat in the May 10 presidential ballot with a pledge to conduct a national referendum on key issues postulated by a surprise upstart rival.

Komorowski will seek a national referendum on introducing single-member constituencies, so-called first-past-the-post voting, to replace the current party list system, a flagship demand of Pawel Kukiz, the former rock star who secured third place with more than 20 per cent in the first round, way above any of the pre-election poll readings. Anti-establishment voters coalesced around the candidate to issue a yellow card to the major parties.

For the full story, please visit The Warsaw Voice.

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