The victory marks the first time in Polish history that one party has won an absolute majority in the parliament in two consecutive elections.
Poland’s National Election Commission, known as PKW, has announced that PiS won the elections with 43.59 percent of the vote. The Civic Coalition (KO) finished a distant second with 27.4 percent, and the Left (SLD) came in third with 12.56 percent. Two other parties won seats in the new parliament: the peasant party (PSL) with 8.55 percent and the right-wing Confederation with 6.81 percent.
According to official results, the turnout hit a record high in the history of the Third Polish Republic, with 61.74 percent of eligible voters participating. There were 207,747 invalid votes, which amounted to 1.11 percent of the total number.
Mandates in the 460-seat parliament will be distributed as follows: PiS – 235, KO – 134, SLD – 49, PSL – 30, Confederation – 11, and the German minority – 1.
The Senate is a ground for compromise and cooperation. We want it to be a place where political warfare will be limited
PiS worked successfully with the same number of MPs during the previous term, and he promised that they will do so in this one, noting that the results showed an increase in the number of people voting for PiS.
In the case of the Senate, Kaczyński is hopeful to find compromise and cooperation in the chamber. “The Senate is a ground for compromise and cooperation. We want it to be a place where political warfare will be limited.”