April 14. 2024. 7:17

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Poles do not want the far-right to enter government


Most Poles do not want the ruling camp to invite the far right into government, believing a potential coalition would be bad for the country, according to poll results from United Surveys, commissioned by Wirtualna Polska.

About 61.6% of Poles oppose a joint government of the conservative Law and Justice (PiS, ECR) party with a far-right Confederation party after this year’s election, and only 22.4% believe that such a coalition would be good for Poland.

The perception of a potential rightist coalition is highly dependent on political affiliation.

The narrow majority of PiS’ followers welcome the possibility of the party allying with the Confederation, with 53% considering their joint cabinet to be a good thing for Poland (compared to 8% of those who are against such a combination).

Among the opposition’s electorate, as many as 86% would not like to see a political alliance between PiS and Confederation in power, with 64% strongly opposed. Only 6% see such a coalition as being good for the country.

Among those undecided, 36% were unable to decide whether a PiS-Confederation government would be a good thing or not, while 27% were opposed, and 17% welcomed the combination.

The next parliamentary election is to take place in Poland in the Autumn. PiS leads in the polls with 37% support and a pretty large average over the second Civic Coalition (KO, EPP) with 28% support.

Confederation co-Founder and former MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke recently told Super Express that he did not rule out coalition talks with other parties, with both PiS and KO as potential options, depending on which party’s programme has more in common with the Confederation’s one.

“The talks would be intensive, as we focus on the programme, not the political posts,” he said.

(Aleksandra Krzysztoszek | EURACTIV.pl)