Ruling party chief wants to make Poland as rich as West
PR dla Zagranicy
The leader of Poland’s ruling conservatives said on Sunday his party aimed make the country as rich as its Western neighbours while maintaining its identity and Catholic faith.
Jarosław Kaczyński. Photo: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz
Speaking at a convention ahead of upcoming local elections, Jarosław Kaczyński said: "We have a great goal. This great goal is to make Poland, our homeland, a country equal to our neighbours to the West in terms of economic development, quality of life, while maintaining its identity, its values, its faith, that is, its freedom.”
Kaczyński said that he knows that "we will not build a Dubai," but added: "Would it not be possible… to build a Polish Bavaria here?”
The regional convention by the ruling Law and Justice party was held in Jasionka, south-eastern Poland, and was also attended by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
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.