Canada has its own thread now too, so why the hell not. Polish elections won't just affect Poland (duh). With Law and Justice surging in the polls, there's a chance that Polish-German relations will cool off significantly later this year. That really kind of sucks, because Germany has been our strongest partner for almost a decade (2007, last time power changed hands). Andrzej Duda's election for President already raised concerns in Brussels, though he officially removed himself from the party, as Polish presidents do. I wasn't old enough to give a shit about politics when Law and Justice was last in charge, but some digging refreshed my memory. Kaczyński (then Prime Minister) used German war-guilt to gain leverage - not the best way to approach foreign policy, imo. As for domestic issues, I expect typical election bait and then either nothing regardless of who wins, or minor stuff that 90% of people couldn't care less about. Law and Justice is proclaiming wanting to lower retirement age, which the current government (though under the previous Prime Minister) pushed up. Also, Donald Tusk will be President of the European Council until mid-2017, which, if Law and Justice wins, will only cause more problems. That party has been complaining about the EU for years and Kaczyński is vindictive enough to use the position of Prime Minister to antagonise his once greatest political rival for no other reason than he wants to. Obviously, I'm wary of a Law and Justice win. I mean, on the ground I don't think much will change for me personally, but on a large scale, their nationalist tendencies won't win us any friends. As four our new President, I'm not really sure either way. He was a Law and Justice candidate, but a party does not a man make. He's already poked a toe outside the line by coming out in favor of in-vitro (though not very strongly) and that pissed a lot of people off. He got many votes riding the Christian platform and many Poles see in-vitro as something to be entirely outlawed. He kind of pulled an Obama, too. A year ago no one knew who he was and now he's President. I also think many voters were just tired of President Komorowski. I myself wasn't a fan of his - if he was talked about, it was usually because of something stupid he did. And if nothing else, Duda looks the part. Say what you want, but looking good never made anyone a worse head of state. I think.