Friday 23 August 2019

Voting begins in Polish general election

Poland is voting in its general election today.

The snap election called two years earlier than planned sees the current Law and Justice party government led by Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski face stiff competition from the opposition Civic Platform.

Today's election follows allegations of corruption against the current government.

Former Polish President Lech Walesa says the election is the most important since the fall of Communism and is urging Poles to vote.

More than twenty-thousand Polish people living here in Ireland are registered to vote at centres in Dublin, Limerick and Cork.

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