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Polish Presidential Elections

Post by SlaskWroclaw18 » Mon May 17, 2010 9:30 pm

There are ten candidates vying for election on June 20, with the top two candidates being the acting president Bronislaw Komorowski of the Civic Platform party and former prime minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski of the Law and Justice Party. It should be really interesting who wins because Jaroslaw seems to be getting sympathy votes though polls show Komorowski with the lead.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_pre ... tion,_2010

I am suprised that Tusk isn't running.

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Post by FearTheMullet » Mon May 17, 2010 9:39 pm

isnt he still the premjer? why would he run to be figure head whilst he still holds tha powa!

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Post by TheWhiteDreamsOfLife » Mon May 17, 2010 10:05 pm

Tusk announced a while back that he will not run in the elections.

I hope that Jaroslaw wins, not because I feel bad about his brother dieing but because I was always more of a right-wing conservative.

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Post by metro13 » Tue May 18, 2010 6:58 pm

FearTheMullet wrote:isnt he still the premjer? why would he run to be figure head whilst he still holds tha powa!
exactly why would Tusk run when he really is in charge of the country

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Post by Hetman » Wed May 19, 2010 11:09 am

metro13 wrote:
FearTheMullet wrote:isnt he still the premjer? why would he run to be figure head whilst he still holds tha powa!
exactly why would Tusk run when he really is in charge of the country
his party needs the presidency for more power, but Tusk chose not be the one in his party to run for it, he already lost it last time to Lech and he made the decision before the tragedy

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Post by Piast_PL » Wed May 19, 2010 12:53 pm

TheWhiteDreamsOfLife wrote:Tusk announced a while back that he will not run in the elections.

I hope that Jaroslaw wins, not because I feel bad about his brother dieing but because I was always more of a right-wing conservative.
Damn straight brother! Always been a right-wing conservative myself :)
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Post by darius19 » Wed May 19, 2010 1:29 pm

Piast_PL wrote:
TheWhiteDreamsOfLife wrote:Tusk announced a while back that he will not run in the elections.

I hope that Jaroslaw wins, not because I feel bad about his brother dieing but because I was always more of a right-wing conservative.
Damn straight brother! Always been a right-wing conservative myself :)
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Post by FearTheMullet » Wed May 19, 2010 4:55 pm

Hetman wrote:
metro13 wrote:
FearTheMullet wrote:isnt he still the premjer? why would he run to be figure head whilst he still holds tha powa!
exactly why would Tusk run when he really is in charge of the country
his party needs the presidency for more power, but Tusk chose not be the one in his party to run for it, he already lost it last time to Lech and he made the decision before the tragedy
Not to mentino, I don't see Jaro wining it anyway. Everything ive seen, komorowski is more popular, it would appear. I've never been big on either of the Kaczynski brothers. Here's hoping Bronislaw wins it. Not to mention he shares a last name with my main man, tadek bor-komorowski.

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Post by Piast_PL » Wed May 19, 2010 11:25 pm

darius19 wrote:
Piast_PL wrote:
TheWhiteDreamsOfLife wrote:Tusk announced a while back that he will not run in the elections.

I hope that Jaroslaw wins, not because I feel bad about his brother dieing but because I was always more of a right-wing conservative.
Damn straight brother! Always been a right-wing conservative myself :)
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Post by SlaskWroclaw18 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:47 pm

Komorowski Leads Kaczynski 46%-30% in Polish Poll, TVN24 Says

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-0 ... -says.html

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Post by APolak4u2nV » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:59 am

ok can someone clear something up for me please :)

i dont know jack about the politics here in Poland however the elections are nearing.....

it seems all the older people i know are voting for Kachinski and younger people vote for komorowski.....

i asked around why the older people dont like komor.... and they say he is a "commie" or he has to many ties with russia.... or he will try to get closer to russia and older people hate russia.......

but then again i dont know any negatives about kachinski..

and i know my spelling is wrong on their names so bare with me....

i would just like to know the positives and negatives with both parties....

and if one fits my opinion then i would vote.....

so anyone who knows anything please shed some light on this :)


thanks in advance....

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Post by polishbobo » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:24 pm

APolak4u2nV wrote:ok can someone clear something up for me please :)

i dont know jack about the politics here in Poland however the elections are nearing.....

it seems all the older people i know are voting for Kachinski and younger people vote for komorowski.....

i asked around why the older people dont like komor.... and they say he is a "commie" or he has to many ties with russia.... or he will try to get closer to russia and older people hate russia.......

but then again i dont know any negatives about kachinski..

and i know my spelling is wrong on their names so bare with me....

i would just like to know the positives and negatives with both parties....

and if one fits my opinion then i would vote.....

so anyone who knows anything please shed some light on this :)


thanks in advance....
Kaczynski is conservative. Older people in Poland tend to be very conservative.
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Post by TheWhiteDreamsOfLife » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:03 pm

APolak4u2nV wrote:ok can someone clear something up for me please :)

i dont know jack about the politics here in Poland however the elections are nearing.....

it seems all the older people i know are voting for Kachinski and younger people vote for komorowski.....

i asked around why the older people dont like komor.... and they say he is a "commie" or he has to many ties with russia.... or he will try to get closer to russia and older people hate russia.......

but then again i dont know any negatives about kachinski..

and i know my spelling is wrong on their names so bare with me....

i would just like to know the positives and negatives with both parties....

and if one fits my opinion then i would vote.....

so anyone who knows anything please shed some light on this :)


thanks in advance....

Well politics aren't easy to explain but I'll do my best.

Where the parties fit on a traditional left wing right wing scale:
Left---------------------------------------------------------Right
PSL-------------------------PO-------------------------------PiS

You could say that PO are liberals and PiS are conservatives.

Kaczynski [PiS] is much more traditional,and backs the church.
Komorowski [PO] is more liberal and supports privatization.

To simplify things you could think of PiS more like the conservatives [Canada] and republicans [USA]. And the PO is more like liberals [Canada] and democrats [USA].

In politics there is no right or wrong but Kaczynski would have my vote.

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Post by milicz » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:16 pm

TheWhiteDreamsOfLife wrote: In politics there is no right or wrong but Kaczynski would have my vote.
There is plenty of wrong in politics.
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Post by APolak4u2nV » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:21 pm

great explanation dude...



interesting isnt privatization one of the things that made economy's crash?

backing of the church is important to me.....

also i find it wierd... the church backs people.....why does the church not back komor.... is it because kach is against abortion and gays and all that? and komor isnt.....?

i know the conservatives were pro small business in canada were they not? or at least more business oriented?

or maybe if you know anything about the candidates platforms.... i know you said one is church and one is privatization.... but what roles would that play for poland in the future?

from the sounds of it im leaning toward kach... which is against the general view of my friends here in poland.... they are the type to blow things out of the water so i dont ask them why they like komor or what not but they mentioned a few times if kach gets elected then there will be war with poland and russia.... i sometimes feel like setting them straight on these issues but my knowledge is to weak.... but any reasonable man was laugh it off because no country goes to war over an election or president.... its what the president does... then maybe.....

but i cant bring my self to even give a thought to there uneducated answers.....

i know i wrote alot up here but this is important.... and im trying to learn more about this... and it seems getting an explanation form an English polak is a bit better then some i am getting here in Poland





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Post by metro13 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:52 pm

Thsi is crap the elections a rigged and Komorowski will win. If anyone in Poland is responsible for the crash it's Komorowski I dont trust this guy at all.

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Post by SlaskWroclaw18 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:54 pm

metro13 wrote:Thsi is crap the elections a rigged and Komorowski will win. If anyone in Poland is responsible for the crash it's Komorowski I dont trust this guy at all.
How is he responsible?

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Post by Benek » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:16 pm

metro13 wrote:Thsi is crap the elections a rigged and Komorowski will win. If anyone in Poland is responsible for the crash it's Komorowski I dont trust this guy at all.
You're making no sense. First of all why would he kill Lech just months before elections knowing that he's favorite to win them anyways. Which brings up the second point, why would he rig elections that he's favorite to win?
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Post by AKsoldier » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:45 pm

Some of you guys are just being bitter (and may I add stupid).

Even though I respected Lech Kaczynski and his devotion to the Polish cause, from what I heard, he was not very popular in Poland. There was no way he was going to win the elections.

As Benek pointed out, why would Komorowski go out of his way to remove Lech from the scene, when in all likelihood, Lech was going to lose anyway?

Politics in Poland is just a bunch of bullshit anyway. Watching them argue and call each other names gets a little tiring after a while.
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