Dudas election victory in Poland: the President of The villages and small towns

Poland acts on the day after the presidential election as a divided country. Not only that, the voters, after a very hard and unforgiving-run election between t

Dudas election victory in Poland: the President of The villages and small towns

Poland acts on the day after the presidential election as a divided country. Not only that, the voters, after a very hard and unforgiving-run election between the re-elected incumbent, Andrzej Duda, and the Challenger Rafal Trzaskowski are divided in two almost equal camps. Also on the map it looks as divided Poland into a Duda-country in the South-East, the economically less developed and more conservative, and a liberal Trzaskowski country to the economic centres in the North and West. The border between these two countries is almost exactly along the border, in the time of Poland's lack of freedom from the end of the 18th century. until the beginning of the 20th century. Century, on the one hand, the division of the territory of Prussia, and on the other the division of territories of Russia and Austria-Hungary are encountered.

Reinhard Veser

editor in the policy.

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But this picture is misleading. Because the drawing of borders along historically familiar-looking lines only, if you look at the results at the level of the voivodships, districts, sixteen great management. The reasons for the narrow victory Dudas, we will learn more, if you look at the results at the level of cities and municipalities in Poland, is almost entirely Duda-country, in the only some – to the North and West of a growing number of end – to find traces that have voted for Trzaskowski.

these are all factors that Duda will come anyway to the benefit of, the with the basically social-democratic social policy and the national-conservative PiS government was able to advertise and ideologically strongly conservative accents set in. That alone wasn't enough, presumably, to mobilise these voters in so high a degree that he succeeded on Sunday. Duda has paid off, that he has visited in the five years since his first election victory, countless small towns and villages, in the in front of him, never a leading politician from Warsaw had lost.

concerts, village festivals, road openings, and thousands of hands

His five-year-old promise to drive in every district of Poland, he has met probably. He has attended concerts and village festivals, roads opened, schools and hospitals are considered and Thousands of hands shaken. This gave the people the feeling to be heard – even though the government party, the PiS submit to such arrogance of Power as no other government in Poland since 1989.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 14:20

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