Locked content PiS rumored to announce Szydlo as PM candidate

According to Nasz Dziennik, the Law and Justice Party (PiS) will announce Beata Szydło as a candidate for Prime Minister this Saturday. In a piece published in Wednesday’s edition, Nasz Dziennik  claims that party leader Jarosław Kaczyński believes PiS will win the parliamentary election in the fall...

Former head of anti-corruption office sentenced to jail

The district court in Warsaw has ruled that Mariusz Kamiński, former head of anti-corruption watchdog CBA, is guilty of abuse of his powers while running the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau. The court sentenced Kamiński to three years in prison, he has also been barred from holding any public office ...

Locked content Poll: PO slightly ahead of PiS, 4 groupings in parliament

As much as 36 percent of Poles would vote for Civic Platform (PO) in the upcoming parliamentary elections, 2 percent less would choose Law and Justice (PiS), according to a recent survey by TNS Polska. PSL would have 6 percent of the support, SLD – 5 percent. Only the four mentioned groupings ...

Locked content Poll: PO ahead of PiS

Poland’s ruling party Civic Platform (PO) is a ahead of the main opposition grouping, Law and Justice (PiS), according to a survey conducted by Estymator for Newsweek Polska. As much as 39 percent of the respondents would vote for the ruling PO and 32 percent for PiS in its coalition with othe...

Locked content Poll: PiS behind PO

Poland’s ruling party Civic Platform (PO) is a neck ahead of the main opposition grouping, Law and Justice (PiS), according to a survey conducted by CBOS. As much as 25 percent of the respondents would vote for the ruling PO and just one percent less for PiS in its coalition with other right-w...

PO-PSL coalition gets majority in 15 voivodships

The ruling parliamentary coalition of Civic Platform (PO) and Polish People’s Party (PSL) will have majority in 15 out of 16 voivodship councils and will form coalitions in them as well. The only voivodship where the Law and Justice (PiS) has the majority of seats is Podkarpackie.

Locked content Presidential candidate named by PiS

Polish Radio Trójka reported that Member of the EU Parliament Andrzej Duda will be Law and Justice’s (PiS) candidate for the presidency. Elections are to take place next year. “Although he is young, Andrzej is experienced, having served as a vice-minister in Jarosław Kaczyński’s Ca...

Locked content Right-wing coalition parties with diverging programs

Polish Radio Trójka reported on an interview with professor Ryszard Bugaj. The latter comments the recent political scene on the right, where Jarosław Gowin and Zbigniew Ziobro have entered into a wider coalition front with Law and Justice (PiS). “Their economic programs are so different that ...

Locked content The Opposition reaches out to PM Kopacz

The main opposition party Law and Justice (PiS) has reached out to the new Prime Minister. Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of PiS said that “cooperation would benefit Poles.” PiS has officially expressed an interest in cooperation on behalf of Poles hit hard by mortgage loans in Swiss Fra...

Locked content PiS gains in popularity according to latest GfK poll

GfK Polonia research firm has conducted a poll on potential voters’ preferences in Poland. According to a press release by GfK, 46 percent of Poles would turn out to vote, with 48 percent claiming they would not take part in voting. In July, voters primarily voiced their support for the Law an...