Bronislaw Komorowski fell short of an absolute majority in the first round of Poland’s presidential election, setting up a runoff with Jaroslaw Kaczynski , brother of the late head of state, exit polls show.
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk tried to draw a line under a scandal over leaked recordings of senior officials by defending his ministers as the president called on the cabinet to test its support with lawmakers.
Poland’s opposition Law & Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski will run for the presidency, seeking to succeed his twin brother Lech, who was killed in a plane crash on April 10, a party official said.
The scandal rocking Poland’s government is set to deepen as Wprost magazine said it will publish more secret recordings of officials and the biggest opposition party called for Premier Donald Tusk to step down.
It will be “tough” to cut the Polish budget deficit to within 3 percent of gross domestic product next year, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of Poland’s largest opposition party, said today in an interview in Krynica, southern Poland.