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13th January 2014
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Civic Platform trails Law and Justice by 4 percent

Law and Justice politicians
Courtesy of PiS

The national conservative opposition Law and Justice (PiS) have gained 30 percent in a recent voter survey, beating the ruling center-right Civic Platform (PO), which only managed to muster 26 percent.

The poll, conducted by TNS Polska for the TVP public broadcaster, shows PiS gaining one percent on last month’s figures, while support for PO has remained the same.

If elections were to take place at the weekend, two other parties would pass the 5 percent threshold to gain seats in the Sejm lower parliamentary house: the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), with 12 percent, and the ultra-liberal Your Move led by Janusz Palikot, which would scrape through with 5 percent.

Junior coalition partner the Polish People's Party (PSL) managed to gain 4 percent, not enough to gain seats.

Renegade MP and former Justice Minister Jarosław Gowin’s Poland Together party also failed to win any seats in the survey, with support at only 3 percent.

Furthermore, 15 percent of respondents did not know whom to vote for. The survey was conducted on January 9-10 on a representative selection of 1000 adult Poles.

Poland A.M.

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