|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
Reports, analyses and information relating to the legislative elections held in Poland in October 2019.
The 460 members of the lower house (Sejm) of the Polish Parliament are elected by open party-list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies. The Senate is elected using first-past-the-post voting in single-member districts.
Polls ahead of the election suggested a clear victory for the governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party.
The final results published by the National Electoral Commission (PKW) showed indeed that the right-wing ruling Law and Justice won the parliamentary elections by a large margin, obtaining 43,59% of the votes (235 seats), while the main opposition bloc, centre-left Civic Coalition (KO), obtained 27,40%. This election showed also the return of the leftwing parties into parliament after they lost their seats four years ago. They received 12,56% of the vote, translating to 49 seats. The bloc of agrarian PSL and anti-system Kukizs 15 won 30 seats and the far-right Confederation won 11 seats.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||National Politics, Parliamentary | Legislative Elections|
|Countries / Regions||Poland|