Poland is moving into new political territory. We have two key elections coming up this year. Firstly, the Presidential elections on May 10th (and May 24th if there is a second round) and the parliamentary elections in October 2015. In this context we want to show you a video of our April Monthly Meeting dedicated to the upcoming elections in Poland with guest speakers: Marek Matraszek, Founding Partner, CEC Government Relations; Wawrzyniec Smoczyński, Managing Director of Polityka Insight, Witold Orłowski, Chief Economic Adviser of PwC and Tony Housh, AmCham as a moderator of the panel discussion
Eleven candidates have put their names forward to be president, but, according to opinion polls, only two of them have realistic hopes of getting into the second round. Polls published at the start of the campaign forecast the incumbent President Bronisław Komorowski favorite to win.
Nevertheless, campaigns for the presidential elections are already in full swing. Modernisation and improvement of Poland’s economic competitiveness remains the main topic for all candidates.
How will the political scene look at the beginning of 2016 after the presidential and parliamentary elections? Will the results of upcoming elections affect Poland’s international position? How will the May elections impact the polish economy? And finally, who will be the next President and which party will win the parliamentary elections?