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Poland to hold June 20 presidential elections

The death of Poland's president prompted nationwide mourning.
The death of Poland's president prompted nationwide mourning.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Poland names June 20 election date for presidential elections
  • President Lech Kaczynski killed in plane crash earlier this month
  • Ninety-five others died in the crash, including Kaczynski's wife
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  • Poland
  • Lech Kaczynski

(CNN) -- Poland will hold elections on June 20 to elect a successor to Lech Kaczynski, who died in a plane crash earlier this month, the press office of the country's parliament said Wednesday.

Elections were originally scheduled for the fall.

Acting President Bronislaw Komorowski has said he will be a candidate.

Kaczynski's plane crashed in bad weather near Smolensk in western Russia on April 10.

Ninety-five others died in the crash, including Kaczynski's wife, top military leaders and dignitaries.