Poland on 'the Velvet Road to Dictatorship' After Andrzej Duda Wins Presidential Elections

A respected former anti-communist dissident warned on Monday, Poland is on “the velvet road to dictatorship” following the victory of nationalist leader Andrzej Duda in Sunday’s presidential elections.
Mr Duda, a Eurosceptic 43-year-old lawyer belonging to the socially conservative Law and Justice party, defeated Bronislaw Komorowski with 51.5 per cent of the vote, having campaigned on pledges of greater welfare spending and a reduction in the retirement age.