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Polish Law and Justice announces victory in general election

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Leader of the Polish Law and Justice (PiS) rulling party Jarosław Kaczyński

After the Polish parliamentary election, the ruling national-conservative Law and Justice party has claimed victory as exit polls showed another landslide victory.

Polish public broadcaster Polskie Radio reports that after the general election held on Sunday, October 13, Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński claimed victory as exit polls showed the party winning 43.6% of votes.

TVP channel said that such a result would give the ruling conservatives 239 seats in the 460-seat lower house of parliament.

The official election results, however, were expected to be announced by Tuesday, October 15.

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Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński, whose party came to power in a landslide victory in late 2015, told cheering supporters on Sunday already: «We’ve won; we’ve managed to win despite a powerful front against us.»

Kaczyński added: «We have four years of hard work ahead of us because Poland must continue changing, and it must be changing for the better.»

The closest rivals, opposition bloc the Civic Coalition, led by Donald Tusk’s Civic Platform (PO) party received 27.4% of support, according to the exit poll, Polskie Radio reports.


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