The Federal government has kept against accusations of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, to want to influence the presidential election in the EU country take. "We have taken the reporting to the attention of," said government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Monday to Remarks Dudas, the need to go on Sunday in the runoff election. "The Federal government takes, of course, not influence the presidential election with our Polish neighbors," said Steffen Seibert in Berlin. The government also has no influence on the work of correspondents, who worked in the framework of the freedom of the press.
Duda was accused at a campaign event, among other things, a Polish newspaper of the Axel Springer publishing house interference in the election. The tabloid "Fakt" had reported on a pardon by Duda in a pedophilia case. Duda said: "we Want to determine the German presidents in Poland?" His campaign Manager, Adam Bielan told the Polish radio PR1: "We want this kind of foreign interference in the electoral process."
Duda is from the nationalist-conservative government party law and justice (PiS) supported, has been repeatedly accused of media are in foreign ownership interference in Polish Affairs. In the EU, the justice and media policy of the PiS-led government will be critically assessed. The President had missed in the first round of the election on the absolute majority, and must at 12. July, in a run-off election his liberal Challenger Rafal Trzaskowski make.Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 13:19