The leftwing opposition Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) party has criticized President Bronislaw Komorowski’s decision to hold parliamentary elections on Oct. 9, arguing that the timing would benefit the government.
“The opposition will have less time to put forward their proposals and their accusations against the ruling party,” SLD spokesman Tomasz Kalita was quoted as saying by the Rzeczpospolita daily.
“Meanwhile, the Civic Platform (PO) is already waging its election campaign, taking advantage of Poland’s presidency of the EU,” Kalita added.
Political scientists interviewed by Rzeczpospolita agreed that the shorter the campaign, the better for the ruling Civic Platform party. Komorowski announced his long-awaited decision on the date of the elections on Monday.
Source: The Warsaw Voice.