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Poland: Conservative PiS party tempts centrist and right-wing parties with coalition in local governments

According to official results, the Law and Justice (PiS) party won the local elections in Poland to the regional councils, outpolling Donald Tusk’s Civic Coalition (KO) 34.27 percent to 30.49 percent. In the Lublin region, PiS secured 47 percent of the vote and has an overall majority on the council, but its regional leader and […]
Farmers Local Elections PiS support News Poland
1 WEEK AGOFarmers Local Elections PiS support News Poland

Farmers and working class overwhelmingly back conservative PiS in Poland’s local elections

According to exit polls, Law and Justice (PiS) has won a crushing victory in Poland’s local elections, with the conservative party supported by nearly 6 in 10 farmers and receiving more than double the votes received by Donald Tusk’s governing coalition

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Donald Tusk Local Elections Politics Szymon Hołownia Commentary Poland
2 WEEKS AGODonald Tusk Local Elections Politics Szymon Hołownia Commentary Poland

Tusk devours novice Szymon Hołownia who becomes the butt of political jokes

Szymon Hołownia’s grace period has ended, transforming from the hope of Polish politics into a subject of ridicule, as Donald Tusk, the alpha of the coalition, firmly establishes dominance, writes columnist Mariusz Staniszewski

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Local Elections PiS Politics strategy Commentary Poland
3 WEEKS AGOLocal Elections PiS Politics strategy Commentary Poland

Can Poland’s conservatives learn from their mistakes? PiS rolls out new local election strategy

In a strategic pivot for the upcoming local elections, Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) party aims to lower the emotional climate to curb anti-PiS voter mobilization amid falling Third Way alliance support and a more optimistic outlook than in previous months, writes political commentator Kamila Baranowska

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Donald Tusk KO Left Local Elections Third Way News Poland
3M AGODonald Tusk KO Left Local Elections Third Way News Poland

Poland: Tusk’s desire for single list of left-liberal coalition in local elections rejected, 2 blocks likely

Polish PM Donald Tusk has made it clear he would like all the parties that make up his governing coalition to form one list in the local elections, but this will be thwarted by the parties that make up the Third Way electoral alliance

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Donald Tusk Local Elections Mateusz Morawiecki Poland Politics News
6 YEARS AGODonald Tusk Local Elections Mateusz Morawiecki Poland Politics News

Tusk enters the game

Donald Tusk expected to have a hero’s welcome in Kraków. Instead, only a handful of people went to greet him at the Main Square. The President of the European Council responded to the Polish PM’s jibe at Tusk not working enough during his terms as PM and “kicking the ball around” instead.

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Jarosław Kaczyński Local Elections Mateusz Morawiecki Poland Politics Commentary
6 YEARS AGOJarosław Kaczyński Local Elections Mateusz Morawiecki Poland Politics Commentary

Kaczyński: I trust Morawiecki, his choice as a PM was a “bullseye”

Jarosław Kaczyński, Law and Justice (PiS) leader declared his absolute trust for Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. “Morawiecki is destroying the VAT mafia just like a brave policeman from Chicago had destroyed Al Capone’s mafia,” says Kaczyński.

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Campaing Jarosław Kaczyński Local Elections Mateusz Morawiecki Poland News
6 YEARS AGOCampaing Jarosław Kaczyński Local Elections Mateusz Morawiecki Poland News

Kaczyński decides elections first, knee operation later

Despite a damaged knee, Law and Justice (PiS) Chairman Jarosław Kaczyński is actively helping Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on the campaign trail. Kaczyński’s operation is to take place after the elections, reports Super Express.

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Barbara Nowacka Grzegorz Schetyna Local Elections Poland Politics Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz Commentary
6 YEARS AGOBarbara Nowacka Grzegorz Schetyna Local Elections Poland Politics Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz Commentary

Civic coalition and its allies move to the left

Grzegorz Schetyna unveils the new program of the Civic Coalition (KO) and is moving the opposition further to the political Left. Michał Kolanko analyzes the newest developments in Poland’s opposition camp as well as reactions to them.

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Local Elections Monika Jaruzelska Poland Politics Wojciech Jaruzelski News
6 YEARS AGOLocal Elections Monika Jaruzelska Poland Politics Wojciech Jaruzelski News

Jaruzelski’s daughter enters politics

Monika Jaruzelska, the daughter of the last president of the communist Polish People’s Republic (PRL) seeks entry into Polish politics. Jaruzelska declares support for Law and Justice’s social reforms but in the upcoming local elections she will have the backing of postcommunists

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