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'The coffin is being closed on democracy': Polish liberals despair after Duda's win

theguardian.com

Anaemic grey clouds hung over much of Warsaw as the city’s liberals and progressives came to terms with the fact that it will almost certainly be another three years, during parliamentary elections in 2023, before they get a chance to challenge the ruling party’s hold on power after its preferred candidate, Andrzej Duda, won re-election as president on Monday.“It feels like the coffin is being closed on the fight for our formal democratic institutions,” said Rafał Suszek, a physicist and democracy campaigner who has been arrested several times in recent years for engaging in campaigns of direct action and civil disobedience.“This was not a normal, fair election held in a liberal democracy,” said Agnieszka Graff, a public intellectual and..

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