In Poland, ballot boxes are open on Sunday morning at 7 a.m. The current PiS government party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc, Justice and Justice) is expected to win the parliamentary elections well and the country will have a nationalist government again in the next four years.
According to the latest polls, around 45 percent of voters will vote for the conservative nationalist party, PiS. Party chairman Jaroslaw Kaczynski calls the polls "the most important elections since 1989".
The PiS does not have to expect a headwind from the opposition. While the opposition was still united during the European elections last May, the block has since fallen into four parts. The largest opposition party, the right-wing Civic Coalition, fluctuates according to the latest polls around 25 percent of the vote.
In Poland, the 460 Sejm seats are allocated on the basis of a proportional distribution. As a result, the larger parties have an advantage. If the PiS receives around 40 percent of the votes, it is possible that the party will get an absolute majority in seats.
PiS receives support from Catholics for campaigning against LGBTI people
PiS has been in power since 2015. The Polish economy has grown considerably under this regime. For example, disposable income per person has risen by around 20 percent in the last four years. Child benefit has also risen sharply. Moreover, Poland's unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the EU.
Because of the socio-economic policy, the ruling party is particularly loved by the Catholic part of the population and the Poles who live outside the big cities. In addition, the PiS is campaigning hard against the LGBTI community. The party depicts LGBTIs as "dangerous".
The EU is therefore again confronted with a nationalist government in the Visegrádland. Poland has regularly been in conflict with the EU over the past four years, partly due to the development of the rule of law.
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