Poland to hold parliamentary elections on October 25

Poland will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, October 25, President Bronislaw Komorowski has announced, a date that leaves the ruling Civic Platform three months to try to win back some of the voters who have abandoned it in droves, disillusioned with its eight years in power.

Poles will head to the ballot box to elect 460 deputies to the lower house of parliament, the Sejm, and 100 senators to the upper house. All will be elected for four-year terms.

Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, the Civic Platform (PO) leader, said she will take on Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the conservative opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party, in Warsaw, where the two will be their parties’ top candidates.

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