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Election anniversary on June 4. What awaits us today?

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Celebrations in Gdańsk, a rally in Warsaw, celebrations in the Sejm and Senate. This is what awaits us on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the elections on June 4.

June 4 marks the 35th anniversary of the first partially free people elections in Poland after World War II, which were the result of an agreement concluded between the communist authorities and representatives of part of the opposition and the Church during the Round Table talks.

Their result was a success for “Solidarity” – 60 percent. voters cast their votes for candidates put forward by the Solidarity Citizens' Committee. Out of 161 parliamentary seats intended for the opposition then, “S” won 160 in the first round, as well as 92 seats out of 100 in the Senate. In the second round, the Solidarity Citizens' Committee won the last available parliamentary seat. In the Senate elections, “S” won a total of 99 out of 100 seats.

On this occasion at 12 at Solidarity Square in Gdańsk, celebrations are planned with the participation of members of the anti-communist opposition and representatives of the current authorities. Anniversary celebrations will also be held in the Sejm and Senate.

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Rally at Castle Square

At 6 p.m The Civic Platform announced a rally at Castle Square in Warsaw. The meeting is scheduled to last until the 19th. PO leader Donald Tusk appealed for participation in the event. “On June 4, 1989, we chose freedom and the West. On June 4, a year ago, we marched to regain it. On June 4, 2024, let's meet so as not to lose it,” he wrote on the X platform. He also encouraged people to participate in the European Parliament elections on June 9.

Read more: So on June 4 at Castle Square. Buses and trams may change routes

Main photo source: Adam Wasilewski / Shutterstock

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