2019 Civic Platform presidential primary

The Civic Platform presidential primary, 2020 was the second presidential primary after the 2010 Civic Platform presidential primary. The primary was organized by the party following the decision by Donald Tusk not to run for president again (he lost in a runoff to Lech Kaczyński in 2005) and then served as Prime Minister from 2007 to 2014 after which he resigned to become President of the European Council. Prior to his withdrawal, Tusk was thought to be the presumptive nominee.[1]

2019 Civic Platform presidential primary

← 2010 December 14, 2019
Turnout475 electors
Nominee Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska Jacek Jaśkowiak
Party PO PO
Popular vote 345 125
Percentage 73.4% 26.6%

The voting took place during a special conference on December 14.[2]



Civic Platform Nominee

Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska Jacek Jaśkowiak
Marshal of the Sejm
Mayor of Poznań



475 electors cast their votes at the convention. 5 electors cast an empty ballot.

  • Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska: 73.4%
  • Jacek Jaśkowiak: 26.6%



After being nominated, Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska was seen as the main challenger to incumbent Andrzej Duda. However, her campaign failed to gain any traction and she ended up polling below all of the major candidates. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the original election was cancelled and the Civic Platform decided to replace her with Rafał Trzaskowski. Trzaskowski ended up losing the election in the second round to Duda.

See also



  1. ^ "Donald Tusk elected president of European People's Party". 20 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Znamy kandydata PO na prezydenta. Do pojedynku z Andrzejem Dudą stanie Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska".