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Poland's Ruling Party Lost, but Will It Leave?

Not going quietly: Jarosław Kaczyński, deputy prime minister and Poland's de facto ruler, pictured in 2020. Image: Mikolaj Filip Formella / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED

The ruling Law and Justice party, in power since 2015, has signalled that it is unlikely to leave gracefully after a much-anticipated parliamentary election denied it a majority. For the EU, as well as NATO, such an anti-democratic turn in Warsaw is a nightmare scenario – but it need not happen.

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Maciej Kisilowski

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