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Poland’s ruling party is leading in parliamentary elections.

Poland’s ruling party is leading in parliamentary elections.

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party of Jaroslaw Kaczynski is leading the parliamentary elections with 40.17% of the vote after processing 10.3% of the ballots, the Republic’s State Election Commission reports.


The closest pursuer of PiS – the opposition “Civil Coalition” – based on the results of processing 10.3% of ballots, it gains 26.55% of the votes.

In addition to the right-wing populist “Law and Justice” and the right-liberal “Civil Coalition”, the centrist “Third Way” – 13.66% of the votes, the “Left” – 8.34% and the coalition of nationalists and Eurosceptics “Confederation” – 7.35% are entering parliament.

This balance of power indicates that if three opposition forces – the Civic Platform, the Third Way and the Left – unite into a coalition, together they will not be able to receive more than half of the parliamentary mandates and form a government.

 


However, we are talking about only 10.3% of processed ballots, while the exit-poll of the Ipsos laboratory suggests that the opposition, if it can unite, will receive a parliamentary majority.