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Polish opposition leader Tusk said he was confident of winning the elections.

Polish opposition leader Tusk said he was confident of winning the elections.

The head of the Polish opposition, Donald Tusk, after the announcement of the exit poll results, said that he was confident of victory in the parliamentary elections, and the head of the ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, said that he was not sure.

Voting in the Polish parliamentary elections ended a few minutes ago. According to the exit poll results of the Ipsos company, “Law and Justice” received 36.8% of the votes, and the “Civic Coalition”, “Third Way” and “Left” 31.6%, 13% and 8.6% of the votes, respectively, which means more 50% in case of joining a coalition.

“The question is whether it will be possible to turn this success into our new term in power. We don’t know that yet,” Kaczynski said after the exit poll results were announced.

In turn, Tusk said: “our result could have been even better, but today we can say that this is the end of bad times, the end of the rule of PiS (Right and Justice).”


The fifth party to enter parliament, the coalition of nationalists and Eurosceptics “Confederation,” received 6.2% of the votes according to exit poll data. Even if it unites with Law and Justice, this coalition will not have enough seats in the Sejm to have a majority and form a government.


One of the leaders of the Confederation, Slawomir Mentzen, perceived this result as a defeat.

“The final results may change a little, but there is no point in hiding that we were defeated, as nothing will change much,” he said. “But this is not a defeat of our ideas. The election campaign is over and a period of hard work begins,” he said.

 

Poland’s State Election Commission expects to announce the final election results on Tuesday.