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Virus Crisis Boosts Polish President Before Vote Under Lockdown

  • Incumbent Duda’s visibility surges after campaigns halted
  • His popularity climbs as the sidelined opposition cries foul
Andrzej Duda speaks on the Epidemic Emergency State in Poland on March 20.

Andrzej Duda speaks on the Epidemic Emergency State in Poland on March 20.

Photographer Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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Polish President Andrzej Duda has rarely been busier than since he suspended his election campaign and called on rivals to follow suit amid the coronavirus outbreak.