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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:32 PM

Poland's right wing secures decisive win in parliamentary elections, exit polls show

Source: Washington Post

WARSAW — Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s ruling populists, said he would continue his mission to bring “change” to the country after exit polls predicted that his right-wing party would win a decisive victory in elections Sunday that some Poles had seen as crucial to the future of their democracy.

Opposition hopes that the Law and Justice party would lose its majority in the 460-seat parliament faded when the first exit poll showed it winning 44 percent of the vote, equivalent to 239 seats. In the last parliament, the party held 235.

Law and Justice’s nearest rival, the center-right Civic Coalition, was predicted to win 130 seats.

The left-wing coalition, Lewica, is expected to become the third-largest party in parliament, winning 43 seats to reenter the lower chamber after four years, according to exit polls. The far-right Konfederacja was expected to enter parliament with 13 seats.

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By Loveday Morris
Oct. 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. EDT


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/polands-right-wing-populists-expected-to-emerge-ahead-in-elections/2019/10/13/9f553270-eb73-11e9-a329-7378fbfa1b63_story.html

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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:50 PM

1. Populists have won in some elections recently.

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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 07:56 PM

2. Everybody wants to be as fucked up as

the U.K. and the U.S.

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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 08:30 PM

3. Bad news

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