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Does anybody care about the elections in Poland?


sobieski 107 | 2,128
1 Jul 2010 #1
It could be the tropical weather or the holiday season...but I have yet to meet the first friend/colleague here in Warsaw who genuinely cares about the Sunday elections. As for now for me only the papers and TV stations are talking about it (it is their job after all). The rest of the country is off to Mazuria or the seaside I think... Not good for BK though...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
1 Jul 2010 #2
The rest of the country is off to Mazuria or the seaside I think.

those who have the correct documents can vote in a place that isn't their home town.
frd 7 | 1,399
1 Jul 2010 #3
Exactly my mom was in the city council to get these a few days ago she went on holidays and she's gonna vote in the mountains; o
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
1 Jul 2010 #4
Yes I know this. In our local gmina here in Warsaw people were waiting for hours to get the documents to vote - presumably - on the seaside. But it is not a topic between people, as far as I can see.

Anyway, good. BK needs every Warsaw vote there is.
Also there are almost no billboards around. Could be because the candidates had little time to prepare themselves.
Yesterday was the big debate on TV - I read today about it in the papers -. I wonder who watched it to be honest. BBQ time I think it was for half the country.
poland_
1 Jul 2010 #5
Anyway, good. BK needs every Warsaw vote there is.

I have a suspicion that J K will win. No facts or info just gut feeling.
enkidu 7 | 623
1 Jul 2010 #6
I feel exactly the same.

Funny clip:


frd 7 | 1,399
1 Jul 2010 #7
I have a suspicion that J K will win. No facts or info just gut feeling.

Same here, I kind of see a similar situation to the previous presidential election when polls where showing clear victory of POs candidate in the end LK won.. and I do care about the election, Sunday's gonna be a rough day ;o
Seanus 15 | 19,706
1 Jul 2010 #8
No, it's all about slogans. Polish political discussions are a grim affair. BK will need to increase his internet propaganda barrage as he is going downhill fast.

Take sth that could be interesting and dull it down, then you have Polish politics.
frd 7 | 1,399
1 Jul 2010 #9
Take sth that could be interesting and dull it down, then you have Polish politics

what do you mean? not enough affairs ; o? How "more interesting" should Polish politics be?
Crow 139 | 8,578
1 Jul 2010 #10
i care.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
1 Jul 2010 #11
People are so cynical about politicians these days.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
1 Jul 2010 #12
Komorowski doesn't even know his own manifesto as JK showed. I wonder what foreign policy plans JK has.
frd 7 | 1,399
1 Jul 2010 #13
i care.

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Yesterday was the big debate on TV - I read today about it in the papers -. I wonder who watched it to be honest. BBQ time I think it was for half the country.

People read/watch it later, I haven't seen a single one live.. just read about them later on.. I have to agree that people rarely talk about the upcoming voting..

but I'd say it is more like a silance before storm
mafketis 23 | 8,373
1 Jul 2010 #14
I wonder what foreign policy plans JK has.

**** off every other country for no good reason and bring about deep buyers' remorse as quickly as possible?

(what I expect to happen should he win)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
1 Jul 2010 #15
He seems to have changed his tune on Russia but the man is a two-faced so and so.
Crow 139 | 8,578
1 Jul 2010 #16
Poland is important Slavic power and those elections are very important for us Serbs
wildrover 98 | 4,451
2 Jul 2010 #17
Does anybody care about the elections?

Nope... no matter who you vote for....the government always gets in....
pgtx 29 | 3,159
2 Jul 2010 #18
Does anybody care about the elections?

Komorowski will win, Kaczynski will lose... it's won't change anything, it all will be a bad decision whatever you do...
Zed - | 195
2 Jul 2010 #19
I keep my fingers crossed. GO BK go!
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
2 Jul 2010 #20
For the first time in the current election campaign, due to end on Sunday, Kaczyński leads Komorowski according to a survey in Rzeczpospolita: Kaczyński - 49%, Komorowski - 47%. Four percent are still undecided, so it could be a very close race.

The same thing happened in 2005. Only just before the election did L. Kacyzński and PiS begin leading in the polls. And ultimately they won. So maybe there is still a chance for Kaczyński. True, the Polish president's powers are limited, but a Kaczyński win would help uphold the cherished democratic institution of checks and balances which prevents power monopolies. Otherwise the PO crowd, controlling the governemnt, Sejm, Senate, Presidency, varioos key institutions and much of the oopinion-moulding media would be able to force through with impunity legislation mainly serving the Brussels bureacracy, corporate tycoons, lobbyists, crafty wheeler-dealer types, shady businessmen and corrupt officialdom as well as assorted, yuppies, eggheads and snobs - the PO's main clientele.
kondzior 10 | 1,019
2 Jul 2010 #21
Go Duck, go! You can make it!
Seanus 15 | 19,706
2 Jul 2010 #22
The Duck is growing in stature and I think people just want to see Tusk struggle as JK will not make his job easy.
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
2 Jul 2010 #23
JK would have enough powers to make this country the fool of Europe. Bigoted, Radio Marija-sponsored. Thinks the world ends basically at Plac Wilsona. Has a paranoid vision of seeing enemies everywhere. Has a cherished tradition of double-dealing. Made backroom deals with Lepper and Giertych.

In all Western countries the president represents the country in the outside world. I do no think JK would show an image of a modern Poland.
sailor - | 3
2 Jul 2010 #24
Y

JK would have enough powers to make this country the fool of Europe

I think that Komorwski will make Poland fool much easier since he is a completely incompetent person, he doesn't have basic knowledge,

he doesn't know the constitution (he proved it many times),

he didn't know that Norwey is not the member of EU,

he was using in campaign slogans about pullin out soldiers from Afganistan putting polish soldiers in a great risk saying such things in public (not suprising then that soldiers are so against Komorowski),

he says that Poland may not use its gas because the method of mining is destructive for the environment (while all the scientists say that this method is not being used for many years and mining of the gas doesn't pose any danger for the environment)

he doesn't distinguish Gross Domestic Product notion from budget deficit,

he doesn't distinguish notions of netto payer from netto beneficiary so he has probably no idea about EU politics

he and Tusk can't even lead the investigation of the biggest polish tragedy in Smolensk and death of the former president in Smolensk, they don't explain all the fishy facts around this crash so if they can't or don't want to do this so how can they lead the whole country properly?

For me all these facts and many others are the biggest shame for Poland not this that president is a catholic or want to clear Poland from former communist (who for example still gets extremely high pensions and have never taken responsibility for what they did in PRL).

JK won't be perfect president but I prefer the president who will fight for Poland's rights (even at the expense of liking form some country) from the president that will do whatever Russia or EU ask him just to be in good relations with them no matter if Poland may lose.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
2 Jul 2010 #25
Komorowski at one point in the campaign said: 'A few days ago we discussed pulling out of NATO with PM Donald Tusk.'
Koja3811 - | 1
30 Jun 2019 #26
Merged:

Are most Poles apolitical? Or do they just not like participating in elections?



So I've looked up the results of the latest Polish European Parliamentary Election results and it appears that not many people in Poland vote in these elections.

None of the major parties can garner higher than 50%.

Among Young people, it appears the latest couple of elections only had a turnout of 37% among them: dw.com/en/polands-young-voters-turning-to-the-right/a-47439606

However, interestingly among the Polish electorate it seems that there is a political divide among men and women, especially for Young People.

More men lean to the right while more women lean to the left on politics. Both support abortion up to 12 weeks, but men support it less so than women.

This is the case in the big cities that is.

I wonder if the political attitudes are mostly found in the cities or if it is universal. Is the political divide among both genders mostly in the cities or does it apply to the countryside too?

Feel free to comment.


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