Opposition gears up for Polish local gov’t elections
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Poland’s Civic Platform and Nowoczesna parties have promised free public transport for children, a drive to cut smog and help for OAPs ahead of the country’s upcoming local government elections.
Grzegorz Schetyna, head of the Civic Platform (PO) party. Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak
The two parties, which are in opposition in parliament, on Saturday held a joint convention in the run-up to the autumn ballot. The convention took place in Warsaw.
Meanwhile, among the proposals of ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party ahead of the vote are a home insulation scheme aimed at lowering electricity bills, higher aid for seniors and a high-speed internet connection across Poland.
One of the proposals put forward by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a PiS convention in Warsaw last Sunday was to earmark PLN 300 million (EUR 70m, USD 81.5m) for so-called participatory budgets, which give citizens a say in public spending, Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.
Poles will head to the ballot box to vote in local government elections on October 21.
The second round of voting for mayors, aldermen and other local government officials will be held on November 4.