Who is Dominic Raab? Leadership Questions in UK & Poland
Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, provides his perspective on coronavirus-related leadership questions: Who is Dominic Raab? Is he in power in the UK?
Well, good questions that are there no good answers to. He is virtually unknown. He's been foreign secretary for some time. He was a contender for being Conservative Party leader but was defeated by Boris Johnson, eventually lined up with him. Fairly unknown, and of course, they have difficulties in the sense that there is no deputy prime minister in the UK systems. An element of constitutional uncertainty with the situation there, at the moment.
What about the Polish election and President Duda?
Yea, that's a very dubious thing that's going on in Poland. Where the ruling party is absolutely desperate to get the president reelected. The opposition, of course, can't conduct an election campaign whatsoever because there is a lockdown in the country. So, now they want to force an election through ballot to postal ballots. And that is from a Democratic point of view, extremely doubtful, very worrying development in Poland.