Andrzej Duda (born 16 May 1972) is the fifth President of Poland. He is a member of the neoconservative Law and Justice Party, which controlled the Presidency from 2005 to 2010 and would have done so longer had popular President Lech Kaczyński not been killed in a suspicious plane crash in Russia. He defeated the liberal President Bronisław Komorowski on May 25, 2015, in a runoff election to become the fifth President-elect of Poland since 1990.
Duda, as a member of the Law and Justice Party, which claims to represent the conservative and Christian views within Polish politics, supporting free market principles, reducing tax rates, ending government corruption, strengthening national defense, promoting and protecting traditional marriage, restricting abortion, and preventing Communists and former members of the oppressive Stalinist regime that was imposed on Poland from 1945 to 1989 from serving openly in positions of authority. However, the party also hypocritically aligns with American neoconservatives and the Deep State on foreign policy, especially where Russia is concerned.
Duda is skeptical of mass migration and opposes European Union attempts to force Poland to accept refugees. He has stated that "there is no doubt the growing wave of terrorism is linked to migration."
In 2018, Duda proposed holding several referendums on numerous topics, including whether Polish law superseded "international law", on emphasizing Poland's Christian heritage in the constitution, and whether Poland should remain a member of the EU. However, Duda also holds environmentalist policies, also he has introduced some socialist programs such as 500+.[Citation Needed]
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