Poland Hands Unprecedented Ballot Win to Conservative Party

October 26, 2015 8:28 AM

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Poland Hands Unprecedented Ballot Win to Conservative Party

Poland’s opposition Law & Justice party is on course for an election victory unprecedented in the country’s modern history as it sweeps into power pledging a tougher stance on refugees and more state control over the economy.

Law & Justice won 37.7 percent of the vote and a projected 232 seats in the 460-member lower chamber, the first time that a single group will command a majority since the re-introduction of democracy in Poland in 1989, according to a revised Ipsos exit poll. The ruling Civic Platform, which oversaw ...

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