Polish parliamentary polls set for October 15: president

Polish parliamentary polls set for October 15: president
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Polish parliamentary elections will be held on October 15, President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday, announcing the date of the vote that will be closely watched in the European Union.

“I have decided to call these elections for October 15, 2023. The future of Poland is a matter for each of us!” Duda said on Twitter, recently rebranded as X.

Polish voters will go the polls to elect lawmakers to both the lower and the upper chambers of parliament.

The governing Law and Justice (PiS), a eurosceptic and nationalist party frequently clashing with the EU on rule of law, will seek a third straight term in office, following its 2015 and 2019 triumphs.

The party is likely to secure the highest number of seats with a predicted 33.4 percent of voting intentions, according to an IBRiS poll published last week.

The liberal Civic Coalition, the biggest opposition party, is currently second in the polls, credited with support at 26.2 percent.

But the polls show the ruling Law and Justice party may fall short of securing a governing majority and could end up forced into a coalition, with the far-right Confederation touted as potential kingmakers with 12.7 percent of voting intentions according to IBRiS.



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