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Opposition party launches pre-campaign offensive

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John Beauchamp 11.07.2011 11:43
The major conservative opposition Law and Justice, led by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, is billed to launch a week-long anti-government campaign on TV and radio from tomorrow, Tuesday.

PM Donald Tusk, photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

“I can confirm that we are staring an informational campaign,” Adam Hofman, the party’s spokesman told the centre-right Rzeczpospolita daily, adding that the campaign will consist of so-called “[PM] Donald Tusk’s tapes of truth.”

The “tapes of truth” are a nod towards a scandal which erupted in 2006 in Hungary, when a tape recording of the then Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany telling his co-workers that “we f**ked up”, adding that “we have been lying morning, day, and night for the past eighteen months,” caused wide-spread protests throughout the country.

“Donald Tusk [on the other hand] is too cunning to let himself be recorded saying that he has not held his election promises,” a Law and Justice politician told the daily.

The campaign is to comprise six radio spots, with members of various social groups stating their woes under the Donald Tusk’s Civic Platform government. The spots are also to be televised.

Under the slogan “Time for a bold decision”, the campaign is based on a similar one run by the US Republican Party a few weeks ago by presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The American spot show US residents saying “I’m an American” and that they are not “bumps in the road”, a take on a quotation from a speech by President Obama referring to tackling high unemployment.

The Republican spot aims to reflect the opinions of Americans in their bad situations, lending the idea to Law and Justice, whose spots also contain the phrase “I am a Pole.”

“We want to be Polish Republicans,” Adam Hofman from Law and Justice admits to the daily. (jb)

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