According to exit polls, the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) obtained 36.8% of the votes, Civic Coalition (KO) 31.6%, Third Way 13% and The Left (Lewica) 8 .6%
“Democracy has won. Poland has won”. Thus Donald Tusk, former Polish prime minister and former president of the European Council, claimed the victory of the Civic Coalition formed by opposition parties in the general elections. According to exit polls, the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) obtained 36.8% of the votes, Civic Coalition (KO) 31.6%, Third Way 13% and The Left (Lewica) 8.6%. If confirmed , the result would mean that the Civic Coalition, the Third Way and the Left would have a majority in the Polish parliament.
With a voter turnout of 72.9%, the highest since the fall of communism in 1989.
”I am the happiest man on earth,” Tusk said, addressing his supporters and claiming to have enough votes to oust the government party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s PiS which has been in office for eight years. “This is the end of bad times, this is the end of the PiS government,” Tusk, 66, said, meeting his voters in Warsaw.