In a moving speech to his followers, Polish opposition leader Donald Tusk proclaimed victory after knowing the results of the exit polls. Although the data put the ruling Freedom and Justice Party (PiS), far right and allied with Vox, as the most voted formation, The lack of a sufficient majority opens the possibility of a change of government.
“Poland won! Democracy won! We threw them out of power!” exclaimed Tusk, leader of the Civic Platform party, as reported by the Polish press.
Despite acknowledging that his dreams are more ambitious, Tusk expressed his happiness, highlighting his long political career and comparing himself to an athlete. “A year ago nobody believed it. Three months ago we weren’t sure,” he emphasized.
According to the survey published on tvn24, prepared by Ipsos and collected by ElPlural. com the ultra-party PiS He got 36.8 percent of the votes and 200 of the 460 seats in the Polish Parliament. He was followed by Civic Coalition with 31.6 percent and 163 seats. Third Way won 13 percent and 55 seats, To the left 8.6 percent and 30 sites, while the Liberty Confederation e FREEDOM He achieved 6.2 percent and 12 seats.
The ultras, outside the government
Formally, PiS claims to be the formation with the most votes, together with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki celebrated on Twitter that “Law and Justice is the winner of the 2023 parliamentary elections.” However, the party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski admitted that they “probably” will not form a government.
When he appeared before the supporters, Kaczynski thanked them for their support and declared: “This is our fourth victory in a parliamentary election and the third in a row. This is a great success for our party and our project for Poland.” However, uncertainty remains as to whether this success will translate into a new government.
The ultra-Kaczynski urges hope, ensuring that, whether in power or the opposition, they will defend the project in every possible way to avoid the betrayal of Poland and the loss of its independence.
This is a defeatist speech in any case. He cannot manage with the conservatives and follow their homophobic, racist, and sexist policies.