October 14, 2019 / 6:23 AM / a month ago

Poland's ruling PiS wins election - results from 72% of constituencies

Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski waves after the exit poll results are announced in Warsaw, Poland, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party has won Sunday’s parliamentary elections with 45.8% of votes, according to official results from 72% of constituencies published by the electorial committee on Monday.

Poland’s biggest opposition grouping Civic Coalition (KO) has come second with 25.5% support, followed by the leftist alliance, The Left, with 11.9%. The bloc of agrarian PSL and anti-system Kukiz’15 was at 9.0% while the far-right Confederation got 6.7% based on the partial official results.

It is still unclear whether it is the PiS or the opposition that would wins most seats in the upper house of parliament - the Senate.

Reporting by Anna Koper and Marcin Goclowski; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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