Polish president wants parliamentary election held on Oct.13

Poland's president says he wants the country's parliamentary election to be held on Oct. 13 after a short campaign season but still needs approval for that from the state electoral body

He said he chose an election date soon after summer vacations to prevent a lengthy electoral campaign, claiming that is always a time of "political clashes."

The election will decide whether Poland's right-wing, nationalist ruling party, which has often clashed with the European Union leaders, will keep its majority control of the Polish government through 2023.