Poland turns towards the center

Poland turns towards the center

October 16, 2023, 12:58 p.m. ET

Reports of the death of Polish democracy appear to have been greatly exaggerated, as exit polls suggest this weekend’s elections produced a completely normal shift in political power. The centrist opposition is expected to have a clear chance of forming an administration to replace the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party, despite frequent complaints that PiS has deprived Poland of its democratic freedoms.

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