Centre-Right Takes Centre Stage

October 2005
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Oct2005, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p1
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As the Polish electorate prepares to vote on a new parliament and president, it seems increasingly clear that the incumbent left-wing government will be reduced to the status of a peripheral party. BMI View: Parliamentary elections are set to confirm the political ascendancy of the centre-right, led by the Civic Platform (PO) and Law and Justice (PiS) parties, which we expect to form a viable coalition government. Although the presidential contest promises to be a far closer affair, the assignment of largely symbolic, rather than substantive, powers to the head of state means that attention should rightly focus upon the outcome of the parliamentary vote.


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