Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice Party wins in parliamentary elections of Poland
Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice Party wins in parliamentary elections of Poland

Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party is the clear winner of Sunday’s general election. The party won 43.59 percent of the vote.

The liberal coalition led by the Civic Platform took 27.4 percent while the left coalition Lewica took about 12 percent.

Based on the results of the Central Election Commission of Poland, Law and Justice Party of Jaroslaw Kaczynski will secure the absolute majority in parliament with 239 seats in the 460-seat Sejm, while Civic Platform – 134 seats.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski founded PiS in 2001 as a national conservative party but secured power in 2015 after adopting more leftist social policies with a popular children’s allowance. This time around PiS promised voters a 2,600 zloty (€600) monthly minimum wage next year.

The voter turnout in the elections was 61.74%. The presidential elections in Poland will be held in the spring of 2020.

 

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