Andrzej Duda

LGBT Rights Seize Spotlight in Poland, Move Online Elsewhere

As the June 28 presidential election draws near, Duda's anti-LGBT rhetoric is gaining strength.

At a rally in Brzeg, in southwest Poland on Saturday, Duda claimed that "LGBT ideology" was "more destructive" than communism.

"They are trying to tell us that it's people, but it is simply an ideology," he added.

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But as Poland confirmed 150 cases of the virus on Monday morning, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said, "We must expect a four-digit number of people infected with coronavirus this week." 

Polish Isolation: Macron’s Travels in Lilliput

Immediately following Macron's visit, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a "muzzle" law that empowers the government to punish judges for acting independently.

Duda then added insult to injury by hosting the president of North Macedonia, a country that has its own dispute with France following Macron's decision to block its EU accession bid.

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