Poles urged to vote in European elections

Poland’s president has urged citizens to vote in Sunday’s European elections.

Polish President Andrzej Duda

Polish President Andrzej DudaPhoto: Jakub Szymczuk/KPRP

In a televised address, President Andrzej Duda said that “every vote counts” and that a high turnout in the European Parliament ballot would testify to the quality of Poland’s democracy.

“I encourage all those with voting rights to make use of them and vote in these elections,” Duda said on Thursday evening. “Every vote counts, every vote is important. Let us go to the elections because a high turnout will show that the democracy have we have been meticulously building in Poland over the past 30 years, is of high quality.”

He appealed: „I ask for all inhabitants of Polish cities, towns and villages to be part of this. Not one vote should be lost, as this will determine what kind of Europe our country will be growing in.”

Duda voiced hope that Poland’s new set of members of the European Parliament will show determination in safeguarding their country’s interests in Europe and contribute to raising the standard of living for the Polish public.

The European Parliament is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union, of which Poland has been a member since 2004.

Poles will elect 52 Eurodeputies when they go to the ballot box on Sunday.

(gs/pk)

Source: PAP, prezydent.pl

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