Poland’s Kaczyn­ski can­cels elec­tion cam­paign

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KRAKOW: Pol­ish rul­ing party chief Jaroslaw Kaczyn­ski has can­celled a cam­paign event on Sun­day ahead of Euro­pean Par­lia­ment elec­tions due to poor health, of­fi­cials said, amid uncer­tainty in Poland over his abil­ity to run the con­ser­va­tive group­ing.

Last year, ques­tions over Kaczyn­ski’s health weighed on the stock mar­ket, as in­vestors wor­ried about po­lit­i­cal in­sta­bil­ity were he to step down with­out a clear suc­ces­sor. Poland’s de facto leader was ab­sent from pub­lic life for months.

Un­der Kaczyn­ski’s lead­er­ship, the euroscep­tic Law and Jus­tice (PIS) party has sought to take more con­trol over the econ­omy, pub­lic me­dia and the jus­tice sys­tem, lead­ing to Poland’s iso­la­tion within the Euro­pean Union.

It was un­clear why Kaczyn­ski can­celled the ap­pear­ance. Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Jaroslaw Gowin said in a speech to sup­port­ers only that he “wished Kaczyn­ski gets over a virus quickly.” — Reuters

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