Locked content PiS submits changes to the electoral law

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party announced its proposed changes to the election law ahead of next year’s local elections. “We will introduce two terms for mayors and presidents starting from 2018. (We also plan) to replace majority electoral law with a proportional system,” PiS MP Łukasz ...

Locked content PiS, PO support drops – poll

According to the latest poll by Kantar Public, if elections took place now, 36 percent of Poles would vote for ruling Law and Justice (PiS), while 18 percent would vote for Civic Platform (PO). PiS support declined by 2 percent, while PO’s dropped by 1 percent. Other parties that would get int...

Locked content PiS ‘dissapointed’ in Duda, but no need for early elections

Top officials from the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party said that they were disappointed in President’s Andrzej Duda decision to veto two of the three bills, which PiS claims would reform the judiciary. “We are disturbed by the fact that the president did not insulate himself from the influence of...

Locked content PiS with lead over opposition – Kantar Public poll

According to the latest poll by Kantar Public, if elections took place this Sunday, 35 percent of Poles would vote for ruling Law and Justice (PiS), while 21 percent would vote for Civic Platform (PO). PiS support declined by 3 percent, while PO’s increased by 2 percent. Other parties that wou...

Locked content Poland under scrutiny at the UN

Poland came under scrutiny at the hearing at the United Nation’s Human Rights Council in Geneva, where countries reviewed its record on rights, the rule of law and democracy. A number of nations, including the US, and nine EU member states voiced their concerns on recent judiciary and media bills, a...

Locked content Thousands marched against the gov’t in Warsaw

Thousands took to the streets in Warsaw on Saturday to participate in a “March of Freedom” organized against the Law and Justice (PiS) government. Local government officials put the number of protesters at around 90,000, while police said the march drew 12,000. In either case, the number is signific...

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...