European Union leader Donald Tusk announced that he won't run to be the president of his native Poland, saying he carries too much "baggage" from his time as prime minister.
Concerns about democracy have made this one of the country's most momentous elections since the fall of communism 30 years ago.
The National Radical Camp (ONR), a group with roots stretching back to an anti-Semitic pre-World War II movement, vows to use the same route and timing of the state parade for their controversial annual independence day march.
Although European Council president Donald Tusk only appeared in court as a witness, some officials who served under him when he was prime minister of Poland in 2010 are being sued for not ensuring the safety of President Lech Kaczynski's plane.
President Lech Kaczynski was among 96 people who died in the crash in Smolensk, western Russia in 2010. Some Poles, including the governing PiS party led by Kaczynski's twin brother Jaroslaw, believe it was not an accident.
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