Poland votes, conservative eurosceptic party looks set to win

Prime Minister Kopacz speaks during the last day of election campaigning in WarsawBy Justyna Pawlak and Pawel Florkiewicz WARSAW (Reuters) – Poles vote in an election on Sunday that could end nearly a decade of economic and political stability in the country of 38 million, bringing to power a conservative, eurosceptic party whose policies diverge from many of Poland’s European allies. If opinion polls are correct, the ruling Civic Platform (PO), a pro-market, centrist grouping in power for the past eight years, will lose to the conservative Law and Justice opposition party (PiS), run by the twin brother of late president Lech Kaczynski, Jaroslaw. Most polls show PiS as the frontrunner on more than 30 percent, while PO is second with just over 20 percent.

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