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Referendum Polls Open in Poland

© AP Photo / Alik KepliczA Polish national flag waves above the Zamkowy Square as people stop to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
A Polish national flag waves above the Zamkowy Square as people stop to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 - Sputnik International
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The referendum on the funding of political parties, the Polish voting system and taxation, was ordered by former Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The referendum polls in Poland have opened on Sunday, with people voting to decide on the funding of political parties, the country’s voting system and taxation, local media reported.

According to the Gazeta.pl portal, the results are likely to be released on Monday afternoon.

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Poland to Decide on Party Funding, Voting, Taxation in Sunday Referendum
The referendum was ordered by former President Bronislaw Komorowski after the first round of elections held in May, which he lost to incumbent Andrzej Duda.

The first of three questions on the referendum concerns the method of financing political parties, which are publicly funded under the current rules.

The second question on the referendum asks whether the Poles want to introduce single-seat constituencies in elections for the lower house of parliament, the Sejm.

The third question is about the introduction of a general principle to resolve disputes over tax law.

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