Locked content PO ahead of PiS for the first time in two years – poll

According to the latest poll by Kantar Millward Brown, if elections took place this Sunday, 31 percent of Poles would support Civic Platform (PO), while 29 percent would vote for the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) grouping. This is a first time in two years, when PO is ahead of PiS in an opinion poll&...

Locked content Cabinet reshuffle before summer holidays – media

According to Rzeczpospolita daily, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) government is planning a reshuffle before the start of the summer holidays. One of the ministers scheduled to lose his post is Witold Waszczykowski who helms the foreign ministry. According to the daily he will be sent to the US, wh...

Locked content PiS doubles its lead over PO in the latest poll

According to a poll conducted by Kantar Public, Law and Justice (PiS) enjoys 38 percent support, while Civic Platform (PO) has 19 percent support. Other groupings that would surpass the 5 percent threshold necessary to get into the parliament are Kukiz’15 (11 percent) and Nowoczesna (5 percent)̷...

Locked content PiS supports down, PO up, according to the latest poll

Ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party support has shrunk by 3 percentage points to 33 percent, according to the poll conducted by Kantar TNS. Civic Platform (PO) was second with 22 percent support, up by 3 percent m/m. Nowoczesna and Kukiz’15 were third with 8 percent support. The remaining parti...

Locked content Support for PiS up to 37%, Nowoczesna losing ground

In a report released on Monday, the Polish news agency PAP announced that support for the ruling PiS party had risen by one percentage point to 37 percent since December of last year. Civic Platform (PO), the opposition party, remains some way behind the leading party with 16 percent of support. The...

Locked content Szydło: Poland’s communities must preserve rural values

According to Polish premier Beata Szydło, the traditional values embraced by Poland’s rural communities can be preserved, while at the same time being modernized. The PM was speaking on Sunday at an agricultural sector convention in Wojnicz. “We want the Polish village to (continue to) live the valu...
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Sejm rejects stricter anti-abortion law

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, voted by an overwhelming majority to reject a draft law proposed by the “Stop Abortion” citizens’ initiative. The bill provided for an absolute prohibition on abortion and criminal liability for anyone who causes the death of a fetus. MPs vot...

Locked content PiS loses support, Nowoczesna gains in new poll: Rzeczpospolita

The latest IBRiS opinion poll for Rzeczpospolita shows that the current abortion controversy has caused a drop in support for the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party. Although PiS is still in the lead, with 29 percent of support, the Nowoczesna party is close on its heels with 25 percent. (This re...

Locked content Gov’t to be reshuffled next week

Prime Minister Beata Szydło said on Friday that there will be a reshuffle next week, marking the end of good times for “the golden boys,” a reference to young males associated with PiS who have made rapid career advances in state-owned companies. “There will be changes in the gover...

Locked content TNS poll: PiS leading with 36% support in September

According to the latest poll conducted by TNS, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party still can count on 36 percent of the possible ballot, which reflects the same number as in August poll. As much as 17 percent of Poles are willing to vote for the Civic Platform (PO) (1 percent fall), while newcome...