Poland's opposition liberal PO party drops in popularity polls
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s largest opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO), lost in popularity since the parliamentary election at the end of October.
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Poland’s largest opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform, has lost in popularity since the parliamentary election at the end of October.
According to a poll conducted by IBRiS for the Rzeczpospolita daily, if the elections were held a month later, Civic Platform would receive 15 percent of the vote, nine percentage points less than in the October ballot. The party has 138 seats in the Parliament.
Nowoczesna (Modern), founded earlier this year by the economist Ryszard Petru, which has 28 deputies, has moved to second place in the IBRiS poll, with a 23 percent support.
Support for the conservative Law and Justice has declined from 37.6 percent at the time of elections in October to 35 per cent. The party commands a majority in the Parliament, with 235 seats in the 460-seat Lower House. (mk/rg/rk)