Author: Janusz Bojarski
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Author: Natalia Daśko
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Year of publication: 2019
Source: Show
Pages: 663-674
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PDF: ppsy/48-4/ppsy2019411.pdf

2018 local self-government elections in Poland were special ones. Brought to light mismatching of provisions of the Electoral Code and Act on Local Self-Government Employees and attempt to use it to obtain an advantage in fight for political power caused political emotions and legal controversies. The aim of this article is presents limits imposed by criminal law on right to be elected in this type of elections and more general, role of criminal law as a tool in politics. The article presents a problem of conflict of legal regulations regarding the right to be elected and perform a public function in a local self-government unit as a problem of conflict between will of voters and attitude of politicians to creation of law and aim they try to obtain.


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