Law and Justice Local Elections PiS PO Results Commentary Poland

Local elections in Poland: Conservative Law and Justice gains strong momentum

After a challenging few months and a difficult loss of power, the Law and Justice Party (PiS) has not only regained its footing but has also gained strong momentum, clearly winning the local elections. Exit polls suggest that PiS’s result (33.7 percent) might even be better than in 2018 (32.3 percent). Securing first place in […]
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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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New coalition PO Szymon Hołownia The Third Way Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz Commentary Poland
3M AGONew coalition PO Szymon Hołownia The Third Way Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz Commentary Poland

The losers of the battle for public media in Poland will be Tusk’s allies: The Third Way party

The leaders of the Third Way coalition, Szymon Hołownia and Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, share political and possibly legal responsibility for the new government’s coup against public media, making them more dependent on the Civic Platform leader, writes political commentator and media specialist Wiktor Świetlik

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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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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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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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Civic Platform march PO Polish opposition Warsaw Commentary Poland
10M AGOCivic Platform march PO Polish opposition Warsaw Commentary Poland

The liberal opposition’s march in Warsaw wasn’t a game changer for upcoming election

The march organized in Warsaw by the main liberal opposition, Civic Platform (PO), was just a march of the committed opponents of the ruling conservatives and will not be decisive come election day, argues editor of Sieci magazine Jacek Karnowski

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Grzegorz Schetyna PO Poland Polish opposition Robert Biedroń Spring party Commentary
5 YEARS AGOGrzegorz Schetyna PO Poland Polish opposition Robert Biedroń Spring party Commentary

A Platform of lefties

The Civic Platform (PO), Poland’s main liberal opposition party is veering to the extreme left. Its already saying that it backs gay marriage. This shift is coming about as the party becomes increasingly aware that it cannot compete with the United Right led by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, writes Wojciech Mucha.

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