Poland: IT chaos discredits electoral committee


The Poles are still waiting for the official results of the local elections held on Sunday owing to problems with the IT system

How embarrassing, the conservative tabloid Fakt jibes, and calls for the resignation of the members of the electoral committee (PKW) responsible for the fiasco:

“Enough! We have had enough of seeing our money wasted on projects and people who neglect their work while we are constantly told to tighten our belts. For this reason Fakt demands the immediate sacking of all members of the PKW. Where else in the middle of Europe do you have to wait over two days for the results of elections? … Yet the directors of the regional electoral office earn almost 20,000 złoty a month [around 4,700 euros] – more than the Polish president! And they don’t even feel responsible for this mess.”


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