Polish ruling party plans key convention, pre-election tour in July
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Poland’s governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party will in July hold a key convention and send its politicians on a national tour ahead of parliamentary elections, state news agency PAP has reported.
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The party is expected to unveil its election platform at a convention in the southern city of Katowice next weekend.
Immediately after the July 5-7 convention, politicians will hit the road to meet with voters nationwide and rally support ahead of the autumn’s parliamentary vote, the PAP news agency reported, citing campaign staffers for the Law and Justice party.
The convention will include dozens of panel discussions and debates by politicians and experts to sum up the governing conservatives’ more than three-and-a-half years in power and float ideas for the parliamentary election campaign, according to PAP.
The leader of Poland’s ruling conservatives, Jarosław Kaczyński, in early June thanked voters who supported his party and its allies in last month’s European elections and asked for more votes during the national parliamentary ballot in the autumn.
Kaczyński said at the end of last month that his grouping won Poland’s European Parliament ballot with the best showing for any party in any elections in the country since the collapse of communism in 1989.
The governing Law and Justice party garnered 45.38 percent of the vote, while its arch-rival, the European Coalition alliance of opposition parties, scored 38.47 percent.
The vote on May 26 was a key test for Poland’s political parties ahead of national parliamentary elections in the autumn.