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Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party poised for majority in parliament

The electoral commission reported the party got nearly 45% of the vote, up from 38% in 2015.

Leader of Poland’s ruling party Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, and party activists react to exit poll results (STR/PA)
Leader of Poland’s ruling party Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, and party activists react to exit poll results (STR/PA)

By Associated Press Reporter

Nearly complete results in Poland’s weekend election confirm that the conservative ruling party Law and Justice capitalised on its popular social spending policies and social conservatism to do better than when it swept to power four years ago.

Poland’s state electoral commission reported on Monday that Law and Justice got nearly 45% of the vote, up from 38% in 2015.

Around 91% of the votes have been counted.

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Leader of Poland’s ruling party Jaroslaw Kaczynski (STR/PA)

The results point to a Law and Justice majority in parliament.

The centrist Civic Coalition is running second with almost 27%, while a left-wing alliance is trailing with 12%.

The conservative agrarian Polish People’s Party got nearly 9%, while Confederation, a new far-right group that is openly anti-Semitic and homophobic, is set to enter parliament after winning 6.8% of the vote.

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