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07 May 2020 | 04:09 AM UTC

Poland: Presidental elections postponed amid COVID-19 pandemic

Poland News Alert

Poland’s government announces the postponement of presidential elections amid COVID-19 pandemic; follow government directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/6/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/31/2020, 11:59 PM (Poland). COUNTRY/REGION Poland


On Wednesday, May 6, Poland's governing parties announced the postponement of the country's presidential elections in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The election, initially scheduled for Sunday, May 10, has been postponed indefinitely.

Political rallies and demonstrations are expected in the weeks leading up to the election. Protests are also likely at polling stations on the day of election.


Individuals in Poland are advised to monitor developments, avoid all political gatherings as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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