Ben Sixsmith

The two faces of Polish rebellion

A narrow presidential election reveals a country divided

Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Picture credit: Getty

The narrowness of President Andrzej Duda’s victory in this weekend’s Polish presidential elections, where he defeated Rafał Trzaskowski, the Mayor of Warsaw, by less than 2 per cent, was God’s gift to opinion commentators. What with Brexit, Trump et cetera we can write 800-1200 words about a nation being ‘divided’ and ‘polarised’ in our sleep.

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