Parliamentary elections will be held in Poland on Sunday. Polling stations will be from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Israel Defense Forces announced that they are finalizing preparations for a “significant ground operation” in the Gaza Strip. They indicated that preparations include “a wide range of offensive operational plans,” including “a combined and coordinated air, sea and land attack.” YouTuber Stuart B., known as Stuu, who was wanted on an arrest warrant, was detained by the police in Great Britain, the Polish police announced on social media. Here are the top five things to know on October 15.
1. Parliamentary elections in Poland
Parliamentary elections are taking place today – Polish citizens will elect 460 MPs and 100 senators. Polling stations across the country will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. After they close, the electoral silence will end and the results of exit polls conducted at the exits of the polls will be made public. Voters will vote for one candidate from the selected list to the Sejm and one to the Senate. In elections to the Sejm, deputies are elected in multi-member constituencies. The mandates are distributed in proportion to the support obtained by the electoral committees. Only those committees that received 5% nationwide take part in the distribution of seats. votes or – in the case of a coalition – 8 percent. votes. In the Senate elections, senators are elected in single-member constituencies – the senatorial seat in a given district goes to the candidate who obtained the greatest support.
2. Israel is preparing to strike the Gaza Strip
The Israel Defense Forces announced that they are finalizing preparations for a “significant ground operation” in the Gaza Strip. They indicated that preparations include “a wide range of offensive operational plans,” including “a combined and coordinated air, sea and land attack.” Earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with infantry soldiers stationed near the border with the Gaza Strip. – Are you ready for the next stage? Because he is approaching, the head of government told them. We summarize the most important events of the last few hours.
On October 7, the terrorist Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip attacked Israel, killing over 1,300 people, mostly civilians, and kidnapping at least 120 others. Nearly two thousand people have been killed in attacks by the Israeli army on the Gaza Strip since then.
3. Stuu detained in Great Britain
YouTuber Stuart B., known as Stuu, who was wanted on an arrest warrant, was detained by the police in Great Britain, the Polish police announced on social media. An arrest warrant was issued for the man.
At the beginning of October, YouTuber and performer Sylwester Wardęga published material on his YouTube channel in which he referred to the scandal related to another YouTuber, Stuart B., known as Stuu. According to him, Stuu had, among other things, describe his erotic dreams to a 13-year-old girl, and meet a minor offline. Wardęga argued that other YouTube influencers were also connected with the case.
4. Hubert Hurkacz will play in the final of the ATP1000 tournament in Shanghai
Hubert Hurkacz defeated American Sebastian Korda on Saturday and a day later he will play in the final of the ATP1000 tournament in Shanghai. He will thus have a chance to win one of the biggest titles of his career.
The final rival of the Wroclaw native will be Andrei Rublev, seventh on the world list. The Pole will face the Russian for the fifth time in his career. The current balance of their direct clashes is a draw. Our tennis player was better in Rome (2020) and in the mentioned tournament in Miami (2021). In Dubai (2022) and Indian Wells (2022), the rival won.
The Rublev-Hurkacz match will take place on Sunday, October 15. Start at 10.30, live results and live coverage on eurosport.pl.
5. Polish players will play against Moldova
On Sunday evening at the National Stadium in Warsaw, the Polish national football team will play the seventh and penultimate match of the Euro 2024 qualifiers. The opponent of Michał Probierz’s team will be Moldova.
In the matches so far, the White and Reds have recorded three victories and three defeats. And although these results are far from satisfactory, the Poles can still directly advance to the tournament in Germany. To achieve this goal, they must win on Sunday and defeat the Czechs in November.
Against Moldova, the Reds and Whites will have to cope without the injured Robert Lewandowski.
Main photo source: PAP