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Four in ten Poles point to breach of constitution

PR dla Zagranicy
Alicja Baczyńska 10.12.2015 15:16
Four in ten Poles claim that the constitution was breached during the country's ongoing political tug of war over the makeup of the Constitutional Tribunal, according to a survey by pollster Ariadna.
Poland's Constitutional Tribunal. Photo: trybunal.gov.plPoland's Constitutional Tribunal. Photo: trybunal.gov.pl

A little over 17 percent have the opposite view, the study shows.

The row over the tribunal has caused much confusion over who is in the right, with 20 percent indicating the ruling Law and Justice party, and another 20 percent pointing to the former parliament dominated by the Civic Platform and the Polish People's Party.

Another 20 percent are of the opinion that neither of the parties have the right to claim the moral high ground. More than four in ten are not sure what to make of the conflict.

A third of those questioned say that President Andrzej Duda was "definitely wrong" to swear in five new judges to the Constitutional Tribunal, a step taken ahead of the court's ruling on the matter. One in ten hold the opposite view, while another 30 percent were unable to determine whether the president's decision was justified.

The Ariadna survey was carried out on a sample of 1,013 adults between 4 and 8 December. (aba/pk)

Source: Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

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