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Poll gives Poland's conservative opposition strong lead as election nears

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 19.10.2015 12:55
Six days before Poland's general election, a conservative opposition coalition led by the Law and Justice party is well ahead, according to the latest opinion poll.
Poland's lower house of parliament. Photo: PAP/Marcin ObaraPoland's lower house of parliament. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara

The survey by the IBRiS Institute for the Rzeczpospolita daily has forecast that the conservative coalition is likely to receive 36 percent of the vote, fourteen percentage points more than the Civic Platform party of Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz.

The four other groupings apparently set to gain parliamentary representation would be the United Left coalition, with 11 percent, while the Polish People’s Party, the Modern party (known as nowoczesna.pl and founded recently by economist Ryszard Petru) and the Kukiz Movement (the brainchild of rock musician-turned politician Paweł Kukiz) will all garner six percent of the vote.

The survey was conducted by telephone, on a representative group of 2200 persons. (mk/nh/rk)

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