Poland sets presidential election

Polish president deadIn the wake of the plane crash that killed its president and 95 others, Poland will be staging a presidential election on June 20th.  Though protests are growing over where the late president Lech Kaczynski will be buried, international relations Professor Igor Lukes, a specialist in Eastern European politics, says in a BU Today interview that he thinks it will be a civil campaign after so much heartbreak.

“I expect the presidential campaign is going to be more gentle and civilized, because in this tragedy, rivals are going to be less vicious. The [late] president and president of the senate despised each other.”

Contact Igor Lukes, 617-358-1776, lukes@bu.edu

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