Position of the Batory Foundation’s Teams of Experts on the Act of Law amending the Electoral Code

The Batory Foundation wishes to express a deepest concern, and to draw attention to the threats connected with the change of electoral rules implemented by the Act dated 11th January 2018 on the amendment of certain acts of law in order to enhance the citizens’ participation in the process of electing, functioning and controlling certain public bodies. The Act has been signed by the President of the Republic of Poland despite serious doubts presented by the National Electoral Commission, the Ombudsman, civic organizations and experts. By signing it, the President assumed a joint responsibility for the manner in which the ensuing elections will be held in Poland, as well as for provoking threats for the credibility of the electoral process and party pluralism in our country.

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