Poland holds parliamentary elections, referendum
On Sunday, October 15, Poland is holding parliamentary elections and a referendum. The first exit poll results will be published today after 9:00 pm
The Polish edition of I.PL reported the information.
Polling stations opened at 7 am and voting in the parliamentary elections and national referendum began. It is scheduled to last until 9:00 pm, unless extended.
From midnight on Friday to Saturday, an election silence was in effect in Poland. Any campaigning, publication of polls, and other actions that encourage or discourage voting for candidates in the Sejm and Senate elections are prohibited.
The silence will last until 9:00 pm, when polling stations will close, commissioners will start counting votes, and the media will be able to publish the first results of exit polls. In exceptional situations, due to incidents or technical problems, for example, the election silence and the voting itself may be extended.
During the day, until the election silence ends, no voting results may be reported. The State Election Commission only publishes data on voter turnout.
In the parliamentary elections, Poles will elect 460 deputies to the Sejm and 100 senators.
Simultaneously with the start of voting, Poles can take part in a national referendum.
It will contain 4 questions:
Do you support the sale of state assets to foreign companies, which will lead to the loss of control over strategic sectors of the economy by Polish citizens?
Do you support raising the retirement age, in particular, restoring the increased retirement age to 67 years for men and women?
Do you support the dismantling of the fence on the border between the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Belarus?
Do you support the admission of thousands of illegal immigrants from the Middle East and Africa in accordance with the mechanism of forced resettlement imposed by the European bureaucracy?
In order for the referendum to be valid, at least 50% of those eligible to vote must participate.
The day before, on September 14, Marek Sierant, a Polish expert and journalist, said on Espreso TV that the parliamentary elections in Poland will determine the direction of the country's development.