The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is set to win the election, but will it manage to secure an outright parliamentary majority? [Jakub Orzechowski/Agencja Gazeta/Reuters]
Warsaw, Poland – Sunday’s vote here is widely considered a landmark poll; one of the most significant in the country since its first semi-free elections were held 30 years ago.
1. Why is this election so important?
“This is the most important election since 1989,” said political scientist Anna Materska-Sosnowska, during a debate in Warsaw, echoing the voices of other analysts.
Since coming to power in 2015, the Law and Justice (PiS) party has ridden roughshod over a number of democratic checks and balances in Poland. It has recast the role of the state as a champion