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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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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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Election Jarosław Kaczyński PiS News Poland
2M AGOElection Jarosław Kaczyński PiS News Poland

Polish conservatives are in huge trouble, and PiS party leader Kaczyński is to blame, says leading intellectual

Polish conservative leadership is too old, the party had no plan B in the case of election defeat, and nearly all media is now in the hands of liberals, argues Historian Prof. Andrzej Nowak, who is blaming PiS party leader Jarosław Kaczyński for the ongoing disaster

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Maciej Wąsik Mariusz Kamiński parliament PiS News Poland
2M AGOMaciej Wąsik Mariusz Kamiński parliament PiS News Poland

Polish conservative MPs confronted and pushed back by armed parliamentary guards

According to Law and Justice (PiS) MP Dariusz Matecki, the two MPs, Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik, who on Wednesday were stopped from entering the parliamentary building on the orders of the speaker of parliament, have every right to be there and the sight of them being stopped by armed parliamentary guards was shameful

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Poland map Left-liberal government PiS PO Politics State Commentary Poland
3M AGOLeft-liberal government PiS PO Politics State Commentary Poland

Tusk’s ‘clean up’ act of Polish institutions could have far worse consequences than anything done by his predecessors

The justification of “cleaning up after PiS” has become a ubiquitous mantra for the current government in Poland. Yet, instead of witnessing a cleanup, we are plunged into unprecedented chaos, writes conservative columnist Łukasz Warzecha

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Jarosław Kaczyński Maciej Wąsik Mariusz Kamiński PiS prison Torture News Poland
3M AGOJarosław Kaczyński Maciej Wąsik Mariusz Kamiński PiS prison Torture News Poland

‘He had been tortured’ – Kaczyński accuses Tusk of personally ordering hunger-striking MP to be force-fed, calls for new government

According to Mariusz Kamiński, the PiS MP who was on a hunger strike, on the last day of his prison sentence he was strapped to a bed and an extremely painful attempt was made to force a feeding tube up his nose

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Maciej Wąsik Mariusz Kamiński PiS prison Release News Poland
3M AGOMaciej Wąsik Mariusz Kamiński PiS prison Release News Poland

‘Honor and glory to the heroes’ – Former Polish PiS ministers released from prison following second presidential pardon

On Tuesday evening, former Polish ministers Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik were released from prison after President Andrzej Duda granted them a pardon, sparking significant public and political reactions

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Law nad Justice Opposition PiS Social contract Commentary Poland
4M AGOLaw nad Justice Opposition PiS Social contract Commentary Poland

Polish conservatives need to offer a social contract to defend Poles’ interests, rights, and freedoms

The outgoing ruling party has begun its spell in opposition by successfully scuppering the new majority’s plans to benefit foreign interests in the construction of wind farms and must now give a lead in defending Polish interests, rights and freedoms, writes editor of Polish Sieci weekly Jacek Karnowski

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Deputy Speaker Donald Tusk Elżbieta Witek Isolation PiS Commentary Poland
5M AGODeputy Speaker Donald Tusk Elżbieta Witek Isolation PiS Commentary Poland

Tusk is creating a cordon sanitaire around Law and Justice party, with Confederation’s aid

Donald Tusk is executing his plan to “delegitimize” the Polish Law and Justice Party, treating it as a leprous patient and thrusting it into harsh isolation, writes political commentator Goran Andrijianić

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anti-PiS coalition New governement PiS witch hunt Commentary Poland
5M AGOanti-PiS coalition New governement PiS witch hunt Commentary Poland

Polish coalition agreement: a mix of right, ridiculous, and frightening

The anti-Law and Justice coalition has signed an agreement filled with broadly correct propositions that are difficult to disagree with, however, it also hints at unleashing a witch-hunt in Poland, writes political commentator Rafał Woś

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Abortion PiS PO Polish election Third Way Commentary Poland
6M AGOAbortion PiS PO Polish election Third Way Commentary Poland

Why did Poland’s conservatives lose power? New data may reveal the answer

Research carried out by the OGB polling agency has revealed that the most often cited reason for rejecting the ruling party at the ballot box was that it was seen as responsible for breaking the long-lasting compromise on abortion and the state of the economy

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Donald Tusk PiS PO Polish elections Referendum Ryszard Terlecki News Poland Trending
6M AGODonald Tusk PiS PO Polish elections Referendum Ryszard Terlecki News Poland Trending

Poland’s liberal-centrist election winners may have trouble forming a government, says senior PiS MP

The deputy speaker of the Sejm, Ryszard Terlecki, says that the opposition parties will not find it easy to form a government either, since the only thing that really united them was their “hatred for PiS”

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Civic Coalition Geopolitics PiS Polish elections Third Way Commentary Poland
6M AGOCivic Coalition Geopolitics PiS Polish elections Third Way Commentary Poland

Polish elections: Risky change in neo-barbarian times

There will be no civil war, but during global instability, Poland will once again go with the flow, with the so-called mainstream, aiming to please both Berlin and Paris, writes Professor Andrzej Nowak from Jagiellonian University in Kraków

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KO PiS PO Polish elections The Third Way News Poland
6M AGOKO PiS PO Polish elections The Third Way News Poland

Exit poll: PiS wins Polish elections, but opposition could form government

According to exit polls the ruling Conservatives (PiS) have come first in the election but it is the opposition lead by Donald Tusk’s Civic Coalition (KO) which together with the centrist Third Way coalition and the Left look likely to have a majority in parliament

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Migrants worker PiS PO Polish elections Visa scandal Commentary Poland Trending
7M AGOMigrants worker PiS PO Polish elections Visa scandal Commentary Poland Trending

Polish visa scandal: Could it impact the upcoming elections in Poland?

While Poland’s visa scandal is a hot topic for debate in the election campaign, there’s skepticism that this incident alone will be sufficient to topple the ruling party, writes the former head of President Andrzej Duda’s press office, Marcin Kędryna

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Hermann Tertsch PiS PO Polish elections Spain Commentary Poland Trending
7M AGOHermann Tertsch PiS PO Polish elections Spain Commentary Poland Trending

The future of Europe depends on upcoming Polish election, writes Spanish Vox MEP Herman Tertsch

Sometimes, to understand the full significance of something you must have some distance to it, and this is the case with Spaiin’s Hermann Tertsch and his analysis of what is at stake in Poland’s election, writes Małgorzata Wołczyk on conservative news outlet wPolityce.pl

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Donald Tusk Election campaign Law and Justice PiS Polish opposition Commentary Poland
7M AGODonald Tusk Election campaign Law and Justice PiS Polish opposition Commentary Poland

Poland’s ruling conservatives are winning the most important battles as election approaches

Law and Justice (PiS) is running a substantive election campaign on serious, crucial issues, and the opposition stands no chance in these areas, writes editor of conservative Sieci magazine, Jacek Karnowski

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Confederation Parliamentary Elections PiS PO Sławomir Mentzen News Poland
8M AGOConfederation Parliamentary Elections PiS PO Sławomir Mentzen News Poland

Confederation party champions free and independent people, while other parties in Poland aim to win them over with money, says Sławomir Mentzen

“The Confederation wants a nation rich in the wealth of its citizens, independent individuals who won’t be swayed by yet another social program,” declared one of the leaders of the Confederation party, Sławomir Mentzen

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elections Jaroslaw Kaczyński Law and Justice PiS social reforms Commentary Poland
8M AGOelections Jaroslaw Kaczyński Law and Justice PiS social reforms Commentary Poland

The conservatives ruling in Poland have delivered social justice

The secret of the success of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party in Poland is that it has delivered a better life for millions of ordinary Poles rather than concentrating on making the well-off even richer, argues Goran Andrijanić

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Jarosław Kaczyński Mateusz Morawieczki PiS Polish government Crime News Poland
10M AGOJarosław Kaczyński Mateusz Morawieczki PiS Polish government Crime News Poland

Two prime ministers in Poland? Photo from latest cabinet meeting causes shock

A photograph from the first meeting of the Polish council of ministers since the leader of the ruling party Jarosław Kaczyński rejoined the government as deputy prime minister has aroused more interest than the subject of the meeting

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Diplomacy Foreign Policy Geopolitics Law nad Justice PiS Commentary Poland
1 YEAR AGODiplomacy Foreign Policy Geopolitics Law nad Justice PiS Commentary Poland

Poland’s ruling conservatives have proven their worth as diplomats

The past 12 months have finally laid to rest the conviction that foreign policy is the exclusive domain of liberals and social democrats with the ruling conservatives making substantial headway on the world stage, writes Rafał Woś

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