Donald Tusk, leader of the Polish opposition association “Civil Coalition” (GC) and former President of the European Council, has become the most influential person in Europe, according to the European bureau of Politico newspaper. This was reported about him Web site.
For two decades, Politico writes, “two men have been fighting for the soul of Poland.” Tusk, who fought for a future vision of a democratic, modern Europe, and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the Law and Justice Party (PiS), who defended traditionalists, Catholic conservatives and nationalists.
“Everyone had the chance to shape Poland in their own image, but someone else turned back the clock. Now, after eight years of Kaczynski’s rule, the country is on the verge of a new Tusk era and the winds of change are blowing again,” the material says.
Politico said Tusk was a “sliver of hope” for centrists on the continent who watched with despair as populist forces moved from the fringes into government, adding that the repercussions of Tusk’s return would be felt across Europe.
20 November, Polish President Andrzej Duda reportedHe said that representatives of the Polish opposition had failed to persuade him to entrust them with the task of forming a government. He emphasized that Donald Tusk is not a candidate for the post of prime minister.
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