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Poland: Parliamentary Election Roundup

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Poland, Breaking News, Elections, Governance, Law, Politics

Raf Uzar writes [1] that the Oct. 9 parliamentary election [2] “will be a true test of Poland’s democratic calibre.” Polandian writes [3] about a Lublin candidate “willing to court controversy in order to gain attention for some votes”: Katarzyna Lenart, 23, whose striptease video had over 410,000 views as of Oct. 8. Politics, Economy, Society hoped for a high turnout [4], for “[w]hoever wins, should be authorised by the nation to wield power,” and summarized [5] the election's preliminary results, which point to the victory of Donald Tusk's Civic Platform [6] (PO): “Poland is in for four years of predictable and pragmatic, yet sometimes mediocre and feckless rule.”