Poland’s president appoints daughter as unpaid advisor

Warsaw, September 17

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has appointed his 25-year-old daughter, Kinga, to be an unpaid adviser on social points.

The president careworn on Twitter late Wednesday that his daughter was working as a volunteer and “does not receive any remuneration”.

The appointment nonetheless raised some allegations of nepotism by critics of Duda and the ruling right-wing celebration that backs him, Law and Justice.

Kinga Duda, a lawyer, has already been dubbed by presidential critics as “Poland’s Ivanka Trump”, a reference to President Donald Trump’s daughter, who performs a key position within the US administration.

Kinga Duda has for essentially the most half not performed a visual position within the presidency of her father, who received his first five-year time period in 2015 and was re-elected in July.

However, she seized the nation’s consideration with an election night time speech in July wherein she known as for all individuals in society to be revered regardless of their variations. It was seen as an try to melt her father’s picture.

During his marketing campaign, Duda spoke out repeatedly in opposition to the motion for larger civil rights for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender individuals.

He known as the LGBT rights motion an “ideology” extra harmful than communism, and stated at one level that LGBT individuals “are not people”.

Kinga Duda struck a really completely different message, saying all individuals ought to really feel protected and accepted.

“Nobody deserves to be hated, absolutely nobody,” she informed her father’s supporters on election night time.

LGBT rights activists say they’ve seen a pointy rise within the variety of hate crimes focusing on LGBT individuals in current months, and have extensively denounced Kinga Duda’s enchantment as an act of hypocrisy.

The presidential web site says she was appointed in August. AP

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