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PolBlogcast (Special Election Edition): Polish Political Beat

PolBlogcast (Special Election Edition): Polish Political Beat

Another PolBlogcast

With Polish election season in full swing, we decided to get the inside scoop from a Warsaw-based journalist from London. Peter Gentle is also a blog-journalist and creator of 'the beatroot' - a blog with a decidely political focus. IN this current PolBlogcast, we ask Peter about the stakes for the average Pole in this election. Why should most Poles care who wins? Why should the EU care?

"Family, Fairness, Future"

Political billboards are everywhere, usually employing the "Do you trust this face?" portrait style image. Peter also talks about the dangerously high unemployment rate among young Poles (>25%) as well as the flat tax issue so popular today in the new EU states and central/eastern Europe.

A bolierplate political portrait poster -
It says "With Hope into the Future"

Focus on Economy
Tusk is a polyglot, but can he speak to the "everyday Pole?"

"Bridging Differences?"
One politician decided to be a bit literal
with the bridge metaphor, but obviously
didn't notice the actual sorry-state of the
bridge itself!
Or is it self-parody?

We invite your comments about the topics discussed in the interview. Do you agree that Polish women aren't expected to have an opinion on politics? How important is the German election uncertainty to you?

Special Election Edition: Polish Political Beat (Interview)
(11 minutes)

Links mentioned in this PolBlogcast:

1) the beatroot

2) Official German election results (German Embassy in London)

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