Vote "in a right way" for democracy, says Nobel prize laureate Olga Tokarczuk

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Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, who on Thursday (October 10) was named the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature winner, said Poland's general election on Sunday (October 13) presented a chance for improving democracy in the country.

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Opinion polls show the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is set to win the election despite criticism that it has weakened democracy through increased control over the judiciary and media.

Tokarczuk made the comment after being asked by a journalist whether she would dedicate her prize to something or someone, while giving a news conference in the western German city of Bielefeld.

She described Sunday's election as "very important" and that it could change the future of the country.

"So if I have somebody in my mind for such a dedication I would like to tell my friends, people in Poland: let's vote in a right way for democration (referring to democracy),"

Autor: gf / Źródło: TVN24 News in English, Reuters