Poland’s populist president narrowly wins re-election | AFP

Polish President Andrzej Duda has squeezed past his europhile rival to win re-election, but the narrow victory puts his allies in the populist right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party government on the back foot.

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Poland: leader of right-wing Law and Justice party votes | AFP

The leader of the right-wing Law and Justice party Jaroslaw Kaczynski votes at the polling station near his home in the Zoliborz, district of Warsaw. IMAGES

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Polish president Andrzej Duda votes in presidential election | AFP

Polish president Andrzej Duda casts his vote in the first round of the country’s presidential election. Polls indicate that Duda, backed by the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, will fall short of a majority and there will need to be a run-off on July 12. Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, a liberal from the Civic Platform (PO) opposition party who has promised to heal ties with Brussels, is predicted to be his rival in the second round. IMAGES

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Thousands rally in Warsaw against controversial judicial bill | AFP

Thousands of citizens and hundreds of judges and prosecutors from all over Europe rally in Warsaw against a controversial law which could punish judges who question the government’s controversial court reforms, a legislative move that critics argue undermines judicial independence. The lower house of parliament adopted the legislation proposed by the governing right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party last month. IMAGES

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Poles react to win for governing conservatives in election | AFP

Poles in Warsaw react to the results of the weekend’s general election which handed victory to the governing right-wing populist party. With 82.79 percent of votes counted, the Law and Justice party (PiS) had 45.16 percent of the popular vote in Sunday’s poll, far ahead of the main centrist opposition Civic Coalition (KO) with 26.10 percent.

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Populists win Polish election, expand majority: exit poll | AFP

Supporters of JarosΕ‚aw KaczyΕ„ski celebrate the PiS victory at party headquarters as Poland’s incumbent right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party won a general election in Poland on Sunday, expanding its majority, according to an exit poll by the Ipsos institute. IMAGES

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Jaroslaw Kaczynski casts his vote in Poland’s parliamentary election | AFP

The leader of Poland’s right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party Jaroslaw Kaczynski casts his vote in Warsaw in the country’s parliamentary election. According to the latest polls, his party is set to win. While critics say the PiS’s judicial reforms violate the rule of law, pushing Poland away from its EU partners and ushering in a creeping authoritarianism, supporters hail its welfare measures, including a popular child allowance, pension and wage hikes, all aimed at creating an effective social safety net. IMAGES

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Poland’s LGBT community under fire ahead of elections | AFP

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights have become a hot button issue in Poland ahead of the October 13 general election in the heavily Catholic country. The highly influential Catholic Church and the governing right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party, the odds-on favourite to win the election, have launched blistering attacks on the LGBT community in the campaign preceding it.

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Poles react after ruling PiS party victory in European elections

Poles react as official results show Poland’s governing right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS) in first place for the European elections, with its leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski urging a wider victory in the autumn general election. The PiS took 45.56 percent of the vote to win 27 of Poland’s 51 seats in the European Parliament compared with 38.30 percent and 22 seats for the liberal European Coalition.