Poland elections - updates

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Populists top Poland vote, expand majority on welfare, family values ticket

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Should final results confirm the expanded majority of the Law and Justice Party (PiS), 'we can expect the PiS to further limit liberal democracy,' says Warsaw University political scientist Anna Sosnowska-Materska

POLAND'S ELECTIONS. The leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski reacts after the first exit polls during the party's electoral evening in Warsaw, Poland, on October 13, 2019. Photo by Wojtek Radwanski/AFP

Populists eye victory in deeply divided Poland

Oct 13, 2019 - 5:02 PM

But the opposition receives an unexpected last-minute boost when author Olga Tokarczuk, a known government critic who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, urged Poles to choose wisely 'between democracy and authoritarianism'

POLAND'S ELECTIONS. Supporters of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party attend a party convention in Kielce, October 9, 2019. Photo by Wojtek Radwanski/AFP

Poland's populists set for victory but majority at risk

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Railing against the Law and Justice party's anti-LGBT views and its ties to the church, but sharing its welfare goals, left-wing parties are poised to return to the Polish parliament

POLAND'S ELECTIONS. Supporters of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party attend a party convention in Kielce, October 9, 2019. Photo by Wojtek Radwanski/AFP

Polish euroskeptic conservatives score landslide victory

Oct 26, 2015 - 7:33 AM

Analysts say the next government s first moves will be closely scrutinized given the risk that nationalist policies could inflame tensions with the European Union and Russia

VICTORY CELEBRATION. Conservative Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski (R) kisses Law and Justice candidate for the Prime Minister Beata Szydlo (L) as they celebrate during parliamentary elections night in Warsaw, Poland, October 25, 2015. Pawel Supernak/EPA

Poland appears poised to hand conservatives victory

Oct 25, 2015 - 10:52 AM

The Law and Justice party led by ex premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski commands an 8 to 12 point poll lead over the liberal Civic Platform of Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz

NEW PEOPLE. New Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz (2-R), deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Janusz Piechocinski (R), Minister of Foreign Affairs Grzegorz Schetyna (L), Minister of Infrastructure and Development Maria Wasiak (2-L), Minister of Defense, additionally being designated as a deputy Prime Minister Tomasz Siemoniak (3-L) during the swearing-in ceremony in the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, 22 September 2014. Radek Pietruszka/EPA