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State Electoral Commission announces official list for presidential race

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John Beauchamp 01.04.2015 11:48
The State Electoral Commission (PKW) has officially registered 11 candidates for the presidential elections on 10 May.
Presidential Palace in Warsaw Photo: Mateusz Włodarczyk/Wikimedia Commons Presidential Palace in Warsaw Photo: Mateusz Włodarczyk/Wikimedia Commons

On Tuesday the PKW registered the remaining hopefuls for the presidency who managed to amass the required 100,000 or more signatures of support to run as a candidate.

The first round of voting in the presidential ballot will take place on Sunday 10 May, with Polish citizens voting for one of the following runners:

Bronisław Komorowski – independent, supported by Civic Platform (PO)
Andrzej Duda – Law and Justice (PiS)
Magdalena Ogórek – independent, supported by the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD)
Adam Jarubas – Polish Peoples’ Party (PSL)
Janusz Palikot – Your Movement (TR)
Janusz Korwin-Mikke – currently an MEP, head of the KORWiN group
Paweł Kukiz – independent, musician
Jacek Wilk – New Right Congress (KNP)
Marian Kowalski – National Movement (RN)
Paweł Tanajno – Direct Democracy (DB)
Grzegorz Braun – independent, film director

According to information from the PKW, Andrzej Duda managed to secure the most signatures, at almost 1.6 million, with Komorowski amassing around 650,000 and Ogórek gaining 510,000.

The deadline for submitting signatures was set at the end of last week, with 11 electoral committees out of a possible total of 23 handing in the required paperwork.

In 2010, there were 10 candidates while back in 2005 there were 16 hopefuls registered in thepresidential race. If there is no clear winner in the 10 May elections, a second round is billed for 24 May. (jb)

Source: PAP

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