TITLE

Centre-Right Takes Centre Stage

PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Oct2005, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
18320352

 

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