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Polish Election campaign and the candidacy in protest phenomenon

On July 12th 2020, the final phase of the Polish Presidential Election took place, which witnessed the second highest registered turnout since the end of the communist rule in 1989. In fact, this election had the world on the edge of its seat with the incumbent president Duda winning marginally with 51.2% of the vote. However, what is …

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Snapshot: Racist or Not? The Historical Monument Edition – Tadeusz Kosciuszko

Was he a military hero or racist villain? For many weeks, numerous BLM protests have taken place throughout the US, during which monuments of the Polish statesman and military leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko were vandalised. As photos of the defaced statue went viral, historians and Polish nationals emphasised the need for protesters to educate themselves on …

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