Polish president suggests November 2018 for referendum date
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish president Andrzej Duda has suggested 11 November 2018 as the date for an announced referendum on changes to the country's constitution.
Polish President Andrzej Duda. Photo: PAP/Jacek Bednarczyk
“I will soon appoint a plenipotentiary for the [constitutional] referendum,” Duda told the wPolityce website in an interview.
“The vote, written by myself with the consent of the Senate, could take place on 11 November 2018 or some other time during this period,” Duda said.
“I would like that for the first time since the [fall of communism in Poland], Poles can decide on the development of the country”.
In early May, Duda said: “Poles have a right to say whether the constitution, which has been in force for 20 years, should be changed.”
He added that Poles themselves should be able to decide on the directions of the country's development. “Which civil rights, which freedoms must be more strongly highlighted,” he said. (rg)