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    Polish President Vetoes Law Amending Country's Election Rules to EU Parliament

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoed the bill on amending the country’s election rules to the European Parliament (EP), stating that it will benefit only the two largest Polish parties - Law and Justice (PiS) and Civic Platform, the presidential chancellery said Wednesday.

    "The president vetoed amendments to the electoral code that introduced changes into the [election] regulations to the European Parliament," the chancellery wrote on Twitter.

    Duda said that he did not sign the bill proposed by PiS and returned it into the parliament for reconsideration.

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    He said that the proposed provisions aimed at increasing the threshold to receive seats in the European Parliament from 5 percent to a double-digit figure, which would leave a huge proportion of citizens without representation in the EP and would benefit only the two biggest parties.

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