Poland does not face political turbulences following the Saturday plane crash in which President Lech Kaczynski and other top officials lost their lives, says John S. Micgiel, adjunct associate professor at Columbia University in New York. He says in an interview for HotNews.ro that in the wake of the plane crash the Polish democracy worked as it was conceived to and that he believes Poland may face in the following weeks the appearance of conspiracy theories and attempts by politicians in Warsaw to take advantage of the tragedy.

He says in the interview that Poland is not subject to turbulence at political level as political institutions responded well to the situation.

John S. Micgiel says all signs suggest the Polish political system resisted the crisis very well as proper decisions were made and would continue to be adopted in order to replace the representatives of the political elite who died on Saturday.

He said interim president Bronislaw Komorowski, who is a candidate in presidential elections, as well as his party would have an advantage in the upcoming poll.