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PiS grouping widens poll gap on rivals

PR dla Zagranicy
Jo Harper 16.07.2015 16:03
If elections to the Sejm were held this week the opposition party Law and Justice (PiS), in alliance with two smaller conservative groupings, would win 43 percent of the vote.
President-elect Andrzej Duda (L) and Beata Szydło with the PiS tour bus. Photo: PAPPresident-elect Andrzej Duda (L) and Beata Szydło with the PiS tour bus. Photo: PAP

The conservative PiS and its allies would therefore be able to command a majority in the 460-seat lower house.

According to a survey carried out by Estymator Institute for the weekly Newsweek Polska, the Prime Minister’s ruling Civic Platform (PO) party would receive 28 percent of the vote, while an emerging grouping formed by rock musician Paweł Kukiz could count on 10 percent.

The remaining two parties that would breach the five percent threshold and gain parliamentary representation are the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) and the Polish People’s Party (PSL), the junior partner in the ruling coalition, both with five percent. The survey was conducted over the last four days on a representative group of 1,062 adult Poles. (mk/jh).

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