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Polish presidential election: Andrzej Duda marginally beats opponent

According to the final results of the election, Andrzej Duda narrowly won against the mayor of Warsaw, Rafal Trzaskowski.

Published: July 13, 2020, 1:03 pm

    Warsaw

    The Poles appear satisfied with the choice of their president Andrzej Duda, who was re-elected to power on Sunday July 12. The final results were announced on Monday morning, with 51,2 percent of the vote against Rafal Trzaskowski (48,8 percent), the pro-European mayor of Warsaw.

    The new head of state is a member of the conservative party Law and Justice (PiS). His opponent considered that “the result has probably never been so close in the history of Poland”.

    Andrzej Duda campaigned against the advances of the LGBT lobby, including advocating the prohibition of adoption for same-sex couples (a position also shared by his rival, Rafal Trzaskowski). He also took sides against the idea of ​​compensation for Jewish property stolen by the Nazis and under the communist regime.

    “These elections are a confrontation of two visions of Poland, between white-and-red and the rainbow,” the Minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro said on Friday July 10, with reference to the Polish national flag and the multicolored flag of the LGBT community.

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    • LuciusAnnaeusSeneca

      “Andrzej Duda campaigned against the rights of LGBT people, including
      advocating the prohibition of adoption for same-sex couples (a position
      also shared by his rival, Rafal Trzaskowski). He also took sides against
      the idea of ​​compensation for Jewish property stolen by the Nazis and
      under the communist regime.”

      This paragraph seems to be lifted from the wire service reports about Duda’s win, which represents a major setback for the leftist-globalist opponents of the current Polish government. Wire service reports reflect the unhappiness of their corporate masters, and repeat the usual canards against Duda and the PiS, just to get such smears written into news of record. The reality is that PiS campaigned against extending adoption and other rights to homosexuals and other sexually disoriented people, not against removing existing rights. And PiS has long fought the idea of the Polish government and people being responsible for the actions of the Nazis in WW2, when Poland had ceased to exist as a country, or in the communist period afterward. In fact, the PiS government and its predecessors have continued to try to right the wrongs of 4 1/2 decades of communism. Nevertheless, the leftist-globalist critics of Poland’s nationalism and Christian culture, through their mouthpieces in their media outlets, continue to repeat these and other canards. But it is evident from the election results that the Polish people reject such accusations, and prefer to continue with Duda and the PiS.

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