President sworn-in for his second term

Andrzej Duda, the re-elected President of Poland was sworn-in for his second term after he swore an oath before the National Assembly, the combined chambers of the Polish parliament.

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“Accepting the office of the president of the Republic of Poland at the Nation’s will, I solemnly swear, that I will keep up my devotion to the provisions of the constitution, I will firmly guard the dignity of the Nation, sovereignty, and security of the country. I swear, that the good of the Homeland and wellbeing of the Citizens will be my first precept,” vowed President Andrzej Duda.

After this ceremony, the President will hear reports from the commanders of the Warsaw Garrison and the State Protection Service (SOP). Then, he will attend a holy mass in St. John Metropolitan Cathedral in Warsaw. After this celebration, he will lay wreaths in places commemorating past Polish presidents.

At 2pm CEST, President Duda will participate in the ceremony of re-taking his position as head of chapters of the White Eagle order and Polonia Restituta Orders.

The final point of the inauguration will be re-taking command of the Polish Armed Forces. At 3:30pm he will give a speech at Piłsudski Square in central Warsaw.

Due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, all events scheduled for Thursday have a limited number of the participants. Their organisation is conducted in cooperation with sanitary services.

In the second round of the election, that took place on July 12, the incumbent president Andrzej Duda won 10,440,648 votes, to Rafał Trzaskowski’s 10,018,263 votes, translating into 51.03 percent for Mr Duda and 48.97 percent for Mr Trzaskowski. The turnout was determined to be 68.18 percent. Andrzej Duda also won the first round, with 43.5 percent of votes.