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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report by Ewa Milewicz, entitled "Corrupt loopholes in presidential election regulations", by Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza website on 5 August:
The election committees of presidential candidates can accept contributions even after the elections. Up to as long as three months afterwards. Companies will therefore be able to contribute money to the campaign of the newly elected president.
"The presidential election regulations have as many holes as Swiss cheese," says Marek Chmaj, a specialist in election law.
The regulations for the successive presidential elections have simply offered an invitation to dishonest politicians and businessman to engage in corruption. "All the investigative commissions trying to track down corruption will be for nothing, if the system of financing Polish politics remains unchanged," Dominika Wielowieyska wrote in Gazeta …