Tusk likely to win second term

Polish exit poll results show that the country’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk could stay for a second term. His Civic Platform Party is expected to receive a majority vote in Sunday’s elections.

An exit poll conducted by the TNS OBOP institute, has given Tusk’s party about 40 per cent of the votes against 30.1 per cent for the main opposition, Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s Law and Justice Party, according to Associated Press.

At his party gathering late on Sunday, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, acknowledged his defeat but said that his Law and Justice Party will aspire to win the next ballot.

“We respect the results of the election but our task for the next four years will be convincing millions Poles – because we are supported by millions – that the changes are necessary for the new shape of Poland,” he said.

The official results are due to be announced on Tuesday night.

The Polish government is formed by the party that prevails in parliamentary elections. The party then recommends a prime minister who has to be approved by both the president and the parliament.

However, in order to do so, the party has to either have a majority in parliament or else form a coalition. The Civic Platform Party is expected to form a coalition with PSL, the party of the current vice-premier, Waldemar Pawlak.

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