Political scientist Professor Antoni Dudek forecasts a tumultuous relationship with Polish President Andrzej Duda, as the Civic Platform (PO) continues its firm opposition stance. In an interview with DoRzeczy.pl, Professor Antoni Dudek discussed the post-election landscape of Polish politics, particularly the strong anti-PiS rhetoric of the former Polish opposition and the lack of self-reflection within […]
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
The new government in Poland will be formed by the loser, not the winner, and will face a very strong opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party in the parliament, which will have nearly 200 seats, writes political commentator Stanisław Janecki
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”
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
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
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
Despite opposition calls for a boycott of the referendum planned for the same day as the parliamentary elections, opinion research indicates that 48 percent of voters plan to participate and will vote for the options favored by the ruling party
“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
Since the expected kingmaker, the Confederation party, has signaled it will not form a coalition with the ruling conservatives, the country may be heading to another election sooner than anyone thought possible, writes Marek Kęskrawiec
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
Despite a number of crises and scandals that have harmed Poland’s ruling conservatives, support for the main opposition party isn’t rising and the conservatives are still ahead, writes columnist Andrzej Krajewski
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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