Polish President Vetoes Judicial Reform Bill
The controversial bill triggered massive protests.
On Monday, Polish President Andrzej Duda announced his unexpected decision to veto a bill touted by his own party. The bill was part of a larger pack of judicial reforms that would have given his populist government the power to force out all of the nation’s Supreme Court judges.
While PiS considered the passage a win, the citizens of Poland felt differently. Moreover, the bill prompted large, repeated protests in Warsaw, Poland’s capital, and around the country. In a television appearance in which he announced his decision, Duda had this to say.