Jaroslaw Kaczynski ’s stronger-than- expected performance in losing the July 4 presidential election may revitalize the opposition, damping optimism for government plans to reduce the budget deficit, political scientists said.
Polish voters may give the government more clout to pursue euro adoption and asset sales by backing the ruling party’s candidate in June 20 presidential elections that follow the death of Lech Kaczynski , the previous head of state.
The 5:02 a.m. train to Warsaw is packed every day with Radom residents who travel 100 kilometers (62 miles) to work because factory jobs in their hometown vanished with plant closures in the late 1990s.
Poles began voting today in elections that may unite the presidency and prime minister’s office under the ruling party, strengthening the government’s ability to pursue euro adoption and state asset sales.
Poland interred President Lech Kaczynski and his wife in the ancient capital of Krakow yesterday in the presence of Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev amid signs the historic enemies may reach a reconciliation.
Thousands of Poles gathered in Warsaw to honor President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others killed in an April 10 plane crash. World leaders trying to fly in for his funeral tomorrow in Krakow, where Polish kings were buried, are being hampered by a cloud of volcanic ash over Europe.
Acting Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski kicked off an election campaign that polls show he’s likely to win by signing a decree setting the date of the first round of the presidential election for June 20.
Russian investigators said more than one non-crew passenger was in the cockpit of the Polish plane that crashed in April, killing President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of government officials, Interfax reported.