In the wake of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, the main Polish opposition candidate for the Presidency has called on for a boycott of the country’s May election, fuelling the doubts whether the polls will take place as per the plans.
Infuriating the opposition parties by introducing postal voting rules less than six months before the vote, a move that has been termed as unconstitutional by critics, the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party has so far defied the calls for the postponement of the May 10 election.
Calling on other candidates to suspend their campaigns, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, the presidential candidate of the centre right Civic Platform (PO) party, said, “Let’s boycott these elections. Poles stay home, your life is the most important thing.”
Her appeal for boycotting the elections drew protests from various Mayors.