Referendum row in Poland

Poles will go to the polls on September 6 to vote in a controversial referendum that was unexpectedly announced by former President Bronisław Komorowski just weeks before the end of his term. Meanwhile, in a televised address to the nation on August 20, new President Andrzej Duda equally unexpectedly called for another referendum—with additional questions—to be held together with parliamentary elections October 25.

In the September referendum, voters will be asked three questions: whether they are in favor of introducing single-seat constituencies in parliamentary elections; whether they are in favor of maintaining the current system of financing political parties from public money; and whether they are in favor of introducing a principle whereby any doubts in interpreting tax regulations would be resolved in favor of taxpayers.

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