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Opposition's pick for PM wins most votes among new Polish MPs

15.10.2019 23:00
An opposition candidate for prime minister won the most votes among the new set of Polish MPs that voters elected on Sunday, news media have reported.
Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska
Małgorzata Kidawa-BłońskaPhoto: PAP/Paweł Supernak

Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, who weeks before the election was named as the choice for head of government by Poland’s largest opposition bloc, the Civic Coalition, garnered 416,030 votes while running for the lower house of parliament in Warsaw.

Among key Polish politicians, Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of the ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, won 248,935 votes in Warsaw, and conservative Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki won 133,687 in the southern city of Katowice, state news agency PAP has reported.

Meanwhile, conservative lawmaker Małgorzata Wassermann garnered 140,692 in the southern city of Kraków, and Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak gained 135,189 in the Warsaw area.

In other results, Adrian Zandberg, leader of the Left Together group, was supported by a hefty 140,898 voters in Warsaw, the PAP news agency PAP reported.

Poland's ruling conservatives won the country's Oct. 13 parliamentary election and secured a second term in power, according to final results announced by electoral officials on Monday.

In Poland’s European elections in May, former conservative prime minister Beata Szydło garnered an unprecedented 524,951 votes, the most anyone in the country has ever won in elections to the European Parliament.


Source: PAP, radiozet.pl