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Poll: Polish anti-EU party set for seats in European parliament

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Peter Gentle 15.05.2014 12:25
A new poll has found that 'New Right', led by Janusz Korwin-Mikke, a monarchist who thinks women are less intelligent than men, stands a chance of winning seats in the European elections.

Janusz Korwin-Mikke: photo - CC/wikipedia

“Women score a few points lower in intelligence tests. That's being objective, there is nothing to discuss,” political right wing maverick Janusz Korwin-Mikke has told the TVN24 news station.

Korwin-Mikke's unconventional views on many subjects have kept him outside the political mainstream in Poland for many years and without significant support among voters.

But a new poll by the CBOS organisation has found that Korwin-Mikke's New Right (Nowa Prawica) party is on six percent support nationwide, enough to give them seats in the European Parliament elections, scheduled for 25 May in Poland.

The unusual level of support for the New Right party, currently without any seats in Poland's national parliament, mirrors support for eurosceptic and anti-EU parties throughout the 28-nation bloc ahead of the elections.

On women, Korwin-Mikke says that females, “want a guy who is taller, stronger and smarter than her,” he told TVN24 on Wednesday evening.

When asked if women, being 'less intelligent than men' should be deprived of voting rights, the leader of New Right said: “Well, as a monarchist, I think everyone should be deprived of voting rights”.

“Then the King would rule by the grace of God,” Korwin-Mikke said.

Poland has not had a ruling monarch since the late 18th century, when Poland was dissolved as an independent state by Russian, Prussian and Austrian empires.

Kowin-Mikke said he was running in the European parliamentary elections “to blow the EU apart from within”.

“The European Commission building [in Brussels] should be turned into a brothel,” the New Right candidate said. (pg)

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