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Opposition edges ahead in opinion poll

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Peter Gentle 06.05.2013 07:45
The opposition Law and Justice (PiS) has a one percent lead over Civic Platform (PO) after a period where the prime minister sacked both his justice and treasury ministers.

Lower house of parliament (Sejm): photo - sejm.gov.pl

According to the survey by Homo Homini, the conservative Law and Justice are on 31 percent with the centre-right Civic Platform – currently half way through their second term in office – on 30 percent.

Only two other parties would receive at least five percent of the popular vote necessary to enter parliament, if a general election was held in Poland in the last week in April when the survey was taken: the Democratic Left Alliance remain on 13 percent and the junior coalition partner, the Polish Peasants Party (PSL) are on 6 percent.

The liberal Palikot Movement, currently the third largest party in parliament, are on just 3 percent.

In an opinion poll by Homo Homini taken in the first two weeks of April, both Civic Platform and Law and Justice were on 29 percent support.

April saw losses in by-elections in Elblag and Rybnik and the sacking of justice minister Jaroslaw Gowin – after a conflict over social policy – and treasury minister Mikołaj Budzanowski after a lack of supervision over Poland's energy policy, PM Tusk said.

A general election in Poland is scheduled for the latter half of 2015. (pg)

source: Rzeczpospolita

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