Poland. Run-off, former President Aleksander Kwasniewski to vote Komorowski.

29 Jun 2010

On Sunday, 27 June, the first debate between Bronisław Komorowski and Jarosław Kaczyński took place live on the national television. For an hour the two candidates went head to head on domestic and foreign issues facing the country, as well as economic matters.

 The TV presidential debate was considered as ‘inconclusive’ by many experts. Komorowski and Kaczyński need to lure leftist voters in Sunday’s run-off after the candidate of the leftist opposition SLD party won 13.68 percent in the June 20th  first round of voting.

Analysts say some leftist voters will back Komorowski due to their dislike of Kaczyński ‘s nationalistic, eurosceptic brand of conservatism. However, some say Kaczyński may gain the backing of some left-leaning voters as he favours more state spending.

 According to an opinion poll for Polish Radio, Komorowski has the support of 51.3 percent of voters, Kaczynski is the 43.3 percent, 5.4 percent of people are undecided.

Article Polskie Radio, June 28th, 2010.

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