Partial results in Polish election confirm conservative win

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Nearly complete results in Poland’s weekend election confirm that the conservative ruling party Law and Justice capitalised on its popular social spending policies and social conservatism to do better than when it swept to power four years ago. Poland’s state electoral commission reported yesterday that Law and Justice got nearly 45 per cent of the vote, up from 38 per cent in 2015.

Around 91 per cent of the votes have been counted. The results point to a Law and Justice majority in parliament.

The centrist Civic Coalition is running second with almost 27 per cent, while a left-wing alliance is trailing with 12 per cent. The conservative agrarian Polish People’s Party got nearly nine per cent, while Confederation, a new far-right group that is set to enter parliament after winning 6.8 per cent of the vote.