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Poland to choose new president on June 20


Poland to choose new president on June 20

Poland’s acting President Bronislaw Komorowski has called the date of his country’s presidential election for June 20.

The vote is taking place earlier than expected after the death of his predecessor Lech Kacyznski in a plane crash on April 10.

Initial opinion polls put Komorowski ahead of Kacyznski’s twin brother Jaroslaw, the leader of the main opposition Law and Justice party.

Jaroslaw Kacyznski, who once served as prime minister, has yet to confirm if he will run for the post, although he is widely tipped to be his party’s candidate.

Lech Kacyzniski, his wife Maria and 94 members of Poland’s military and political elite were wiped in the accident almost two weeks ago.

The presidential couple were buried in Krakow last Sunday.