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Poland Considers June Vote, President’s Burial Site

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Posted on Apr 14, 2010
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Site of controversy: Krakow’s Wawel Cathedral is likely to be President Lech Kaczynski’s (contested) final resting place.

It’s looking like the Polish people will vote for the replacement of their late President Lech Kaczynski, lost in last weekend’s plane crash in Russia, on June 20, giving the grieving nation a little extra time to gear up for the election. Meanwhile, some Poles are up in arms over the plan to bury President Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, at Krakow’s Wawel Cathedral.  —KA

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Poland’s ruling centrists said on Wednesday a presidential election was likely to be held on June 20 as protests erupted over the choice of a burial site for President Lech Kaczynski.

Some Poles reacted angrily to plans unveiled on Tuesday to bury Kaczynski and his wife Maria, who were killed in a weekend plane crash, at Wawel Cathedral in Krakow, a place normally reserved for national heroes, poets and kings.

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By Ania, April 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm Link to this comment
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As a Pole from Chicago, I have to say no they don’t deserve to be buried in Wawel. It is too sacred of a place for them to be buried. Yes it was tragic what happened to them but that does not automatically qualifies them to be buried there.

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