The Guardian: Why this man could stymie David Cameron’s EU plans

(The Guardian) – The election of Andrzej Duda as Poland’s new president is likely to further complicate David Cameron’s ongoing negotiations with the European Union regarding the UK’s future in the bloc.

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Duda, a member of the nationalist Law and Justice party and a staunch conservative who once supported two-year jail terms for partaking in IVF treatment, was elected with 53% of the vote, defeating incumbent Bronisław Komorowski in a run-off on Sunday, according to exit polls.

Some in Cameron’s negotiating team might well feel encouraged by the fact that Duda, a member of the European parliament since 2014, sat with the Eurosceptic and anti-federalist European Conservatives and Reformists grouping, which includes the Tories.

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