> I support a smart reform, such that will guarantee good functioning of the judiciary and such that will raise a sense of justice in Poland.>> Observers say Duda's decision will put him at odds with Jarosław Kaczynski, the leader of the Law and Justice Party.
Critics had accused Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party of undermining democracy and the rule of law. And the European Union had warned its member country to stop the reforms. Saying they would put the courts under direct government control. There have been five days of protests with tens of thousands of people on the streets.
Duda said he was vetoing the bill even though he believes Poland's judiciary badly needs a new system.>>
Many see Kaczynski as the de facto leader of Poland, even though he has no formal government post.