Doctor Bartosz Rydliński, a political scientist from UKSW, stated in “Fakty po Faktach” that the “control package” during the elections will be held by the oldest people – people who survived the Second World War and the so-called baby boomer generation. According to the political scientist, they “decide on the outcome of the elections.” Renata Mieńkowska-Norkiene, a political scientist and sociologist from the University of Warsaw, assessed that the opposition will have to convince the youngest voters.
Doctor Bartosz Rydliński, political scientist, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University and Renata Mieńkowska-Norkiene, habilitated doctor, political scientist and sociologist, University of Warsaw in “Fakty po Faktach” wondered what topics this year’s parliamentary campaign will focus on.
Mieńkowska-Norkiene: We will be dealing with a drastic election campaign
– For now, we will be dealing with a drastic election campaign – said Mieńkowska-Norkiene, noting, however, that currently “there is little emotional slapping” of the two main parties, and “emotional agitation in mobilizing one’s own electorate by Law and Justice“.
The sociologist assessed that “three basic points can lead to change”. Among them, she mentioned the presentation of an interesting proposal by the opposition, which may be a mobilizing factor for her voters. The second factor may be the fact that PiS “fights for its hardest electorate, pulls out Smolensk”, “Jaroslaw Kaczynski strokes the heads of supporters of conspiracy theories about Smolensk and pulls (Antoni – ed.) Macierewicz out of the closet”.
The third factor is to be the mobilization of the youngest voters by the opposition. However, Mieńkowska-Norkiene made a reservation that “they will have to go for something” – the opposition will have to convince them somehow. However, the political scientist expressed her fear that our country could become a “survey Poland” during the election campaign, and the polls according to her, they show the current situation, not the long-term perspective. “The ability to predict what will happen in six months will determine the outcome of the election,” she said.
Rydliński: infrastructure and healthcare will be the main topics of the campaign
Bartosz Rydliński stated that the “controlling package” during the elections is held by the oldest people – people who survived the Second World War and the so-called baby boomer generation. According to a political scientist, “they decide on the outcome of the election.” Therefore, issues such as the development of infrastructure for the elderly or greater access to medical care will be crucial in the election campaign.
Among the important issues, he also mentioned the availability of nurseries and kindergartens and the proposal to change the “draconian” abortion law. Such needs, according to Rydliński, “arouse emotions” also among hesitating people who have not yet decided who they will vote for.
– These are fundamental challenges. Without this approach, there will be fewer of us in a few years, because not enough children will be born, and many of our parents, our seniors, will live in terrible conditions. There’s no getting away from it. All political parties will have to consider this problem. You can’t bury your head in the sand and not see that we have doctors who are 70 years old, they should have been retiredand they are still healing, he added.
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