Poland is on verge of leaving EU —journalist Chekh
Journalist Myroslav Chekh says that the majority of Poles believe that their country's EU membership is at stake in the Polish elections
He shared the information on Espreso TV.
"A lot of Poles are fed up with the policies of the Law and Justice party. This party has been in power for more than 8 years, and Poles want something different. Law and Justice has gone too far with propaganda, and the number of scandals associated with this party has greatly influenced people's position," Chekh explained.
The journalist noted that most Poles understand how parliamentary elections can affect the future of their country.
"People who came to the Million Heart March are aware that Poland is one step away from leaving the EU. Because the Law and Justice party has chosen the path of confrontation with the EU. Accordingly, they also have a very tough anti-German policy. It is also not a secret that the Law and Justice party wants to wait for Donald Trump to win the US presidential election. In this way, they expect a change in US foreign policy, and thus in Europe itself. That is why most Poles believe that their country's membership in the EU is at stake in the Polish elections," he added.
Who and what Poles will vote for in two weeks
On October 15, Poles will elect members of both houses of their parliament - the upper (Senate) and lower (Sejm).
At the same time, a nationwide referendum initiated by Law and Justice will be held, with four questions on the ballot:
"Do you support the sale of state-owned enterprises?"
"Are you in favor of raising the retirement age to 60 for women and 65 for men?"
"Do you support the admission of thousands of illegal migrants from the Middle East and Africa, in accordance with the mechanism of forced resettlement imposed by the European bureaucracy?"
"Do you support the removal of the barrier on the border between the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Belarus?"
Two weeks ahead of the parliamentary election, a large street rally organized by the Civic Coalition has gathered supporters of the liberal-democratic and centrist opposition in the Polish capital on October 1, 2023