Jaroslaw Kaczynski ’s foes say his election as Poland’s president would slow efforts to cut the budget deficit. The bigger impediment may be parliamentary elections next year that will keep lawmakers from acting regardless of who wins the presidency, economists say.
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.
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.
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.
Bronislaw Komorowski received fewer votes than expected in Poland’s presidential elections, setting up a runoff with Jaroslaw Kaczynski that may determine the pace of euro adoption and deficit reduction.