Poland’s election update: 100% of ballots counted, 5 political parties enter parliament
With 100% of the votes counted in the Poland’s election, the ruling Law and Justice party took the leadership
This is stated in the voting results.
After counting the votes, the ruling party Law and Justice, received 35.38%. It is followed by the opposition bloc Civic Coalition with 30.70%, then Third Way (14.40%), the New Left (8.61%) and the far-right Confederation (7.16%).
This means that the Civic Coalition, Third Way, and the New Left have the opportunity to form a new cabinet.
Law and Justice will lose more than ten seats in the Senate, where it previously did not have a majority, RMF24 reports. Thus, the party will have 34 senators, while now it has 48.
Therefore, the opposition will gain an overwhelming majority in the upper house with 66 senators.
The Civic Coalition bloc is likely to have 44 seats and will be the largest faction in the Senate.
The New Left can have 9 mandates, and Third Way - 8. Another five senatorial mandates were given to candidates who were agreed upon as part of the so-called Senate agreement between the Civic Coalition, the New Left and Third Way.
Earlier, Ukrinform reported that the United Right is currently ahead with 36.03% of the votes, but the Civic Coalition has closed the gap and now holds 30.12% of the votes. Other notable results include the Third Way coalition (Polish Peasant Party and Poland 2050) at 14.44%, the New Left at 8.46%, and the nationalist Confederation at 7.17%.
Earlier, President Andrzej Duda mentioned that he would give the coalition-forming rights to the party with the most votes.
The final election results will be officially announced by the State Election Commission of Poland on Tuesday.
In the voter exit polls on October 15, five parties and blocs successfully passed the electoral threshold to enter the Diet in the parliamentary elections in Poland.
Notably, the Third Way bloc, which currently holds third place in the preliminary results, has ruled out forming a coalition with the PiS ruling party.
The voter turnout for these elections is 74%, the highest since the fall of communism in Poland.