Locked content PiS holds march ‘in defense of freedom’

Poland’s main opposition party Law and Justice (PiS) organized a march “in defense of democracy and freedom of the media” on Saturday, December 13. The event took place on the 33rd anniversary of the introduction of martial law in then-communist Poland. During the event, PiS leader Jarosław Ka...

Locked content Parliamentary election poll shows PO in the lead

The ruling Civic Platform may get 38 percent of the votes in next year’s parliamentary election, according to a poll carried out by CBOS and published on Tuesday by the Polish Press Agency. Support for the party grew by 4 percentage points month-on-month. Main opposition party Law and Justice, toget...

PiS leads in regional elections

According to an exit poll by Ipsos, main opposition party Law and Justice (PiS) secured 31.5 percent of the votes in elections to voivodship councils, which took place in Poland on Sunday.

Sikorski remains Sejm speaker

Sejm Speaker Radosław Sikorski, a former foreign affairs minister, survived a no confidence vote on Friday morning. Only 146 voted in favor of the motion filed by Law and Justice, while 240 were against it and 48 abstained from voting.

Komorowski with record-high trust

Among Polish politicians, President Bronisław Komorwski is being trusted the most with 80 percent of respondents trusting him, according to the latest CBOS poll. This result is one percent higher than the month before and is a record-high. Second in line is the new PM Ewa Kopacz with 59 percent peop...

Rostowski to head PM’s advisor team

Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz will offer former Deputy PM and Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski the position of her head advisor, according to sources quoted by the Polish Press Agency (PAP). He will be a member of the council of ministers.

Locked content New party on the horizon?

Former members of Your Move, the political party led by controversial Janusz Palikot, are about to establish a new grouping, reports Rzeczpospolita. The new party will most likely be called Polska Liberalna (Liberal Poland). It should include such politicians as Armand Ryfiński, Artur Dębski and Win...

Locked content Support for ruling party rises

In a September poll carried out by CBOS, 38 percent of the respondents were willing to vote for the ruling Civic Platform, according to data quoted by the Polish Press Agency. The party gained 12 percentage points since the previous month. Support for main opposition party Law and Justice with Polan...

Locked content Three MPs leave their parties

Three members of the lower house of the Polish parliament have left the political parties, Polish media reported on Tuesday. Jerzy Ziętek left the ruling Civic Platform (PO) party. “I needed to leave PO in order to pursue my political plans,” Ziętek told Polish Radio. Polish Television meanwhile rep...

Locked content Right-wing parties join forces

Main opposition party Law and Justice (PiS) and two other right-wing groupings, Solidarna Polska and Poland Together, signed a cooperation agreement on Saturday, following weeks of negotiation. Party leaders, Jarosław Kaczyński, Zbigniew Ziobro and Jarosław Gowin, appeared together at a gathering or...