However she seized the nation’s attention with an election night speech in July in which she called for all people in society to be respected despite their differences. It was seen as an attempt to soften her father’s image.
During his campaign, Duda spoke out repeatedly against the movement for greater civil rights for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people. He called the LGBT rights movement an “ideology” more dangerous than communism, and said at one point that LGBT people “are not people.”
Kinga Duda struck a very different message, saying all people should feel safe and accepted.
“Nobody deserves to be hated, absolutely nobody,” she told her father’s supporters on election night.
LGBT rights activists say they have seen a sharp rise in the number of hate crimes targeting LGBT people in recent months, and have widely denounced Kinga Duda’s appeal as an act of hypocrisy.
The presidential website says she was appointed in August.