Poland - Law and Justice party re-elected with 43.6% of vote

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Poland - Law and Justice party re-elected with 43.6% of vote
Polands Conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) has become the first party in Poland's post communist history to win back to back lower house majorities and just the second government to win re-election.

PiS which has ruled Poland since 2015 took 43.59% of the national vote over the weekend securing a majority of 235 seats in Poland's 460 seat lower house (the Sejm) . However the party fell short of the 276 votes required for a presidential veto or the 307 needed for a constitutional amendment. PiS also retain 49 seats in the 100-member Senate, with opposition parties taking a slim 51-seat majority.

PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski (pictured above) was an influential figure in the fight against communism in Poland eventually defeating the communist regime in the late 1980s , the party is popular for its social conservatism , during the campaign, the party vowed to defend traditional Catholic values.Since 2005 , PiS has increased its vote by more than two and a half times.

PiS - 43.59 percent (8 051 935 votes)
KO - 27.40 percent (5,060 355 votes)
SLD - 12.56 percent (2 319 946 votes)
PSL - 8.55 percent (1 578 523 votes)
Confederation - 6.981 (1,255,953 votes)
 
 
 
 

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