Polish president marks two years in office
PR dla Zagranicy
Strengthening security and creating a positive image of Poland abroad were among President Andrzej Duda’s priorities in his first two years in office, officials said on Monday.
Andrzej Duda being sworn in on 6 August 2015. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
Duda, a conservative, was elected president in May 2015 for a five-year term. Sunday marked two years since he took office.
Summing up his activities as head of state, Halina Szymańska, head of the President’s Office, said Duda had also focused on “shaping civil society and building national identity."
Duda has carried out over 50 foreign visits and signed 450 bills, officials said.
As one of the highlights of his term, his office mentioned a visit to Poland by US President Donald Trump in July.
Last year, Duda hosted a NATO summit in Warsaw, where he met then-US President Barack Obama.
According to a survey for Poland’s Rzeczpospolita daily last week, Duda would win the first round of a presidential election if a vote was held today.
The study by pollster IBRiS found that Duda would gain the support of 36.2 percent of Polish voters.
European Council President Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, would gain 20.5 percent support, according to the poll.