Well that’s that. Andrzej Duda, the president got permiss has decided to veto the two controversial bills “reforming” the judicial system. Actually he’ll sign a third bill that didn’t generate much controversy and which is relatively minor and no one cares about.
I so expect Jaroslaw Kaczyński to continue in his quest to recreate the institutional system of the PRL but he’s probably badly shaken up by this (he does not deal well with open challenges to his authority or disagreement about anything) so he might go a little slower next time.
A benefit is that I’ve started writing a bunch of the background which is based on the PRL (stuff people don’t necessarily know or remember). So I’ll have more on that in upcoming posts.