The Polish presidential election is being held earlier, following the death of Polish President Lech Kaczyński in a plane crash on 10 April 2010 near Smolensk. The two front-runners are Bronisław Komorowski from the ruling center-right Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska) party and Jarosław Kaczyński from the right-wing Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) party.
The body of Poland's First Lady, Maria Kaczyńska, is flown to Warsaw to lie in state alongside that of her husband, President Lech Kaczyński. Poland has seen an outpouring of grief since the couple and scores of other senior Polish officials died in a plane crash in western Russia on Saturday.
Polish President Lech Kaczyński lies in state in Warsaw as Russia marks a day of mourning and Poland appoints an acting head of the central bank to replace the one killed in Saturday's air disaster near Smolensk.