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Polish opposition challenges outcome of presidential election

Polish opposition challenges recent presidential election results | The  Times of Israel

Poland’s main opposition coalition on Thursday challenged the result of an election that returned to power President Andrzej Duda with backing from the populist right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party.

The Civic Platform (PO) party, whose candidate Rafal Trzaskowski narrowly lost the July 12 runoff vote, said an appeal had been lodged with the Supreme Court alleging irregularities and accusing TVP public television of bias.

“We have asked for the election to be declared invalid,” PO leader Borys Budka told reporters.

“This election was neither equal nor universal. It was dishonest,” Budka said, adding that “the whole apparatus of the state broke the law” by supporting Duda.

Duda won 51 percent of the vote against Trzaskowski’s 49 percent.

The appeal includes complaints about irregularities from 2,000 people, including problems with voter registration, ballot papers not being sent out in time and issues with voting abroad.

source: france24

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