The presidential elections in Poland will take place in 2025. With the current president Andrzej Duda’s term ending in August, the next presidential elections should be held in May 2025. There is increasing speculation about potential candidates, with surprising names emerging in the political arena. Several new potential candidates have been mentioned in the media in recent days.
Some of the names being discussed include individuals not previously associated with high-level politics. One of the potential candidates has previous experience, having participated in the previous elections and reaching the second round. He is currently leading in the polls and is considered to have the best chances in the race for the Presidential Palace. Another recent name that has surfaced is Donald Tusk, for whom a successful campaign would mark the pinnacle of his political career.
There has been speculation about his intentions, and he has hinted at certain plans, expressing a desire to document the presidential campaign from within through vlogs. Another surprising potential candidate is the well-known news journalist Dorota Gawryluk from Polsat News, although she has not confirmed her candidacy. Despite her lack of explicit confirmation, the information has been deemed credible and probable, adding her to the list of potential candidates. Furthermore, there have been surprising reports about former military general Rajmund Andrzejczak considering a run for the presidency in 2025.
His recent retirement from military service has fueled speculation following previous rumors within the ruling party (PiS). After over 30 years of service, he recently held the position of Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Army from 2018 to 2023.