Polish opposition wins majority according to final election results

An alliance of three opposition parties has won a majority of seats in the parliamentary elections in Poland. The election commission in Warsaw announced the result on Tuesday after counting all votes. The ruling conservative-nationalist party PiS thus loses its absolute majority.

The final count places PiS at 35.4 per cent, followed by the centrist Civic Coalition of former prime minister Donald Tusk at 30.7 per cent, the centre-right Third Way at 14.4 per cent, the left-wing Lewica at 8.6 per cent and the far-right Confederation for an Independent Poland at 7.2 per cent.

President Andrzej Duda now has to nominate a candidate for prime minister.

The election yielded a record turnout of 74.4 per cent.


People cast their ballots at a polling station in the Polish parliamentary elections © PHOTO BEATA ZAWRZEL/ZUMA PRESS WIRE

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