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Right-wing Law and Justice party gains majority in Polish parliament

Published 27/10/2015 | 14:46

The right-wing Law and Justice party has the backing of president Andrzej Duda
The right-wing Law and Justice party has the backing of president Andrzej Duda

The right-wing Law and Justice party has won a majority in the lower house of Poland's parliament, the election authority said .

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Law and Justice won 235 of the 460 seats, meaning it can govern alone.

The party is in the strongest position any group has enjoyed in post-communist Poland to push through its programme, a mix of conservative moral policies and plans for more state intervention in the economy.

Unlike past governments it will not have to make compromises with a coalition partner.

The party also enjoys a majority in the upper house, the Senate, which has the power to amend or reject legislation, and has the backing of president Andrzej Duda, a former party member.

The party promises to lower the retirement age, tax large corporations and banks and give monthly family cash bonuses for children.

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