Poland's president-elect pledges to be unifying force

Bronislaw Komorowski says the presidency must stand above party politics and divisions

Polish president-elect Bronislaw Komorowski vowed Tuesday to be a unifying force for the country, which has seen bitter political fighting in recent years and the tragic loss of its president and top leadership in a plane crash in April. Komorowski made the pledge during a ceremony at Warsaw’s Royal Castle after his win was officially confirmed by Poland’s electoral committee. “To all of Poland, I solemnly declare that I will continue serving the state and the nation,” said 58-year-old Komorowski, who won the election over the twin brother of the late Polish president, Lech Kaczynski. The president-elect is to be formally sworn in at a ceremony in the coming weeks, but no date has yet been set.

Associated Press