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Opposition candidate for presidential primaries announced in Poland

19.11.2019 11:15
Deputy parliamentary Speaker Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska has said she will stand in a primary election within the opposition Civic Coalition bloc to select a candidate for next year’s presidential race in Poland.
Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska.
Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska.PAP/Paweł Supernak

State news agency PAP reported that her potential rivals as opposition presidential candidate were former Health Minister Bartosz Arłukowicz and Radoslaw Sikorski, a former foreign minister.

Kidawa-Błońska is a senior opposition politician from Poland’s largest opposition party, the Civic Platform, and a deputy Speaker of the country’s lower house of parliament.

She was the opposition candidate for prime minister in the country’s parliamentary elections on October 13.

Earlier this month, Poland’s ruling conservatives reaffirmed their support for incumbent President Andrzej Duda, who is expected to seek re-election in May.


Source: PAP