Sunday 25 October 2015

Eurosceptic Law & Justice Party win Polish elections

An Ipsos exit poll published shortly after polls closed in Poland at 9pm indicates an overwhelming victory for the eurosceptic Law & Justice Party.

The official results will be announced at the earliest on Tuesday but polls suggest Beata Szydło will become prime minister and command an absolute majority in the Polish Parliament.

The Law & Justice Party is soft eurosceptic, anti-immigration and socially conservative. The Polish president also represents the Law & Justice Party so we are unlikely to see a repeat of events in Portugal which has seen the winning Left Bloc banned from forming a government for being too eurosceptic.