Statement by the Press Secretary on Elections in Poland

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

We congratulate President-elect Andrzej Duda on his election in Poland’s May 24 presidential election, and we applaud the people of Poland for remaining a model of freedom and democracy in the region through their election process. We also thank President Bronislaw Komorowski for his support for Polish-U.S. ties and for his strong leadership in the region. Poland is one of our closest transatlantic partners and a stalwart NATO Ally, and we look forward to working with President-elect Duda to advance our shared values and to build a more democratic, prosperous, and secure region, and to deepen the already strong partnership between our two countries and peoples in the years to come.

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“Trzeci Maj” Observance set for May 17 in Everson, Pa.

The annual celebration of the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791, sponsored by the Polish Heritage Club in Uniontown, Pa., is slated for Sunday, May 17 at St. Joseph Church in Everson beginning at 3 p.m. Officers, Members of the Club and friends are cordially invited for this ethnic event noted annually by the Polish Heritage Club as a means to promote Polish Culture in the Fayette County area.

Polish Marian hymns, readings from the Scripture, a Reflection, followed by the Rosary Walk and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will conclude with light refreshments in the parish hall located off Vance and Painter Streets in the Borough of Everson.

St. Joseph Church, founded in 1887, is the third oldest Polish parish in all of southwestern Pennsylvania. Frank Cetera, President of the Club, extends a sincere welcome to all Polish-Americans and recently arrived Poles to this special Polonia event.

The May 3, 1791 Polish Constitution gave more power to the people and was a threat to the neighbors of Poland, thus furthering the division of the Polish Nation.