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Polish conservatives win legislative elections

2019-10-13T20:34:19.846Z

Jaroslaw Kaczynski's Law and Justice Party (PiS) won the parliamentary elections on Sunday and is expected to retain an absolute majority, according to the exit projections.



With 43.6% of the vote, Jaroslaw Kaczynski's Law and Justice Party (PiS) is expected to win 239 seats in the lower house, which counts 460, according to the Ipsos Institute, following the legislative elections on Sunday 13 October. Poland.

"Although a powerful front has been against us, we managed to win," said Jaroslaw Kaczynski at his party's headquarters. "I hope that the day tomorrow (with the announcement of official results, Ed) will confirm our success before us, four years of hard work," he continued.

"We have to think about what we managed to do, and what made one part of society think that we should not support ourselves," said PiS leader most influential man in Poland.

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The main opposition group, the Civic Coalition (KO, centrist), gets 27.4% and should have 130 deputies in the Diet, followed by the left (11.9% and 43 deputies) who returns to Parliament after four years of absence, and the peasant party PSL associated with the anti-system party Kukiz'15 (9.6% and 34 deputies).

An anti-system right-wing formation, including ultra-liberals and anti-migrant nationalists, the Confederation, enters parliament with 6.4% of the vote and 11 deputies.

With AFP

Source: france24

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