Law and Justice wins majority in Polish parliament

Poland’s parliamentary election winner conservative and euroskeptic Law and Justice party (PiS) will enjoy independent rule, an opportunity unprecedented in the history of post-communist Poland. PiS has secured 235 seats in Poland’s 460-seat lower house, final data from the National Election Commission showed Tuesday.

Civic Platform (PO), which has governed Poland for the last eight years, secured 138 seats, Kukiz’15 a group led by the anti-establishment rock musician Pawel Kukiz won 42; liberal grouping Nowoczesna (Modern), led by an economist, Ryszard Petru, won 28 seats, and the agrarian Polish People’s Party (PSL) has 16 seats.According to the Polish electoral system, one seat goes to a representative of the German minority in Poland.

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