President Komorowski gunning for re-election
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish head of state Bronisław Komorowski announced on Thursday that he will be running for re-election in this year’s presidential ballot billed for May.
Bronisław Komorowski announces his bid for a second term in the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, 05.02.2015 Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
Speaking at the Belvedere Palace in Warsaw, Komorowski made the announcement a day after Parliamentary Speaker Radosław Sikorski published the official date for the first round of the presidential elections for 10 May.
According to Polish law, the president may hold the position for up to two five-year terms.
Komorowski found himself in the presidential palace after winning a snap election in 2010 following the crash of the Polish Airforce Tu-154 in Smolensk, western Russia, which killed 96 people, including President Lech Kaczyński.
Poland’s incumbent joins a number of other hopefuls running for the presidential seat in May, including – among others – Andrzej Duda (PiS – Law and Justice), Magdalena Ogórek (SLD – Democratic Left Alliance), and Adam Jarubas (PSL – Polish Peasants Party). (jb)