Poles Vote for President
The Poles are voting for president in nationwide balloting that is expected to see
incumbent, Bronislaw Komorowski, re-elected, but not in first round balloting.
Ten other candidates are running in Sunday's election, but none is likely to receive the more than 50 percent of the vote needed to avoid a May 24 runoff.
Some 40 percent of Poles support Mr. Komorowski, a center-right candidate, according to recent surveys that indicate he will most probably face Andrzej Duda, of the nationalist opposition Law and Justice party in a second round.
The vote is a test for Poland's two major political forces ahead of the parliamentary vote scheduled in the fall. Mr. Komorowski is aligned with the ruling Civic Platform party.
Some 30.8 million eligible voters are free to cast ballots.
Sunday is Mother's Day
Sunday is Mother's Day in the U.S. and scores of countries around the world.
Mother's Day is a time to celebrate and appreciate all the work that women do.
According to the History Channel, Mother's Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, due to the efforts of Anna Jarvis, who saw the holiday as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers make for their children.
Jarvis had originally envisioned Mother's Day as a day of personal celebration
between mothers and families. However, when the day became an official holiday, it was not long before florists, card companies and other merchants pounced to capitalize on the day's popularity.
Jarvis was disgusted and disowned the holiday before her death in 1948. She had even lobbied the government to remove the holiday from the American calendar.
But Mother's Day persists. It is one of the most popular holidays and is one of the biggest holidays for consumer spending.