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Chicago's Polish Community to vote in Poland Elections

Poland will hold presidential elections this weekend. Candidates include the current president, a former tv star and Polish punk rock star Paweł Kukiz, who is polling third. President Bronislaw Komorowski had been leading but it remains unclear whether he’ll get enough votes in this weekend’s election to avoid a runoff. Poles in Chicago will vote on Saturday at six different polling stations around the city. We’ll take a look at the candidates, the issues, and how the vote is expected to play out in the Chicago community with Dan Pogorelski, writer and editor at Forgotten Chicago and a local election judge. Wojciech Wloch , coordinator of International Partnerships at Northeastern Illinois University also joins us. He’s originally from Poland. PHOTO: (AP-Alik Keplicz) Poland’s leading left-wing candidate for president Magdalena Ogorek and Poland's main leftist party, the Democratic Left Alliance, leader Leszek Miller, right, greet supporters during her electoral convention in Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Ogorek criticized Poland’s current leadership for its strong critical stance toward Russia and suggested it bears some blame for the deep tensions between the two neighbors. The presidential election will be held May 10.

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