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Polish political party

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Law and Justice: Polish political party
Law and Justice is a national-conservative, Christian democratic and right-wing populist political party in Poland, a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists Party. With 198 seats in the Polish Sejm and 48 in the Senate, PiS is currently the largest political party in the Polish parliament. The current twenty-five PiS MEPs sit in the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament.

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Poland's ruling party sees June 28 as deadline for presidential vote

The last possible date that Poland could hold a presidential election on is June 28, the leader of the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party said on Wednesday, amid deepening conflict..
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Poland's presidential vote necessary by June 28: ruling party

The last possible date that Poland could hold a presidential election on is June 28, the leader of the country's ruling nationalists Law and Justice (PiS) Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Wednesday.
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Polish ruling parties strike deal to postpone presidential vote

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and its junior coalition partner reached a deal to allow for a presidential election scheduled for Sunday to be held at a later date, the two parties said in..
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Poland's ruling parties reach deal to postpone election: statement

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and its junior coalition partner have reached a deal to postpone the May 10 presidential vote and hold it at a later date via postal ballots, the two..
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Poland's ruling party eyes presidential vote on May 17 or 23

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party hinted on Monday that it may have to delay the May 10 presidential election by a week or two, after criticism that it is putting political gains ahead of..
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Polish president selects acting Supreme Court head

Polish President Andrzej Duda nominated a former official from the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) government's Justice Ministry as acting head of the Supreme Court on Thursday, to pick a replacement..
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Top Polish government critic, Supreme Court chief retires

Poland's Supreme Court chief Malgorzata Gersdorf ends a six-year term on Thursday, opening way for the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) government to pick a supporter of its contested judiciary..
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Polish lawmakers reject presidential election plan, coronavirus deaths rise

Polish lawmakers on Monday rejected a proposal from the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party to hold a presidential election on May 10 by postal ballot, increasing uncertainty that the vote can take..
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Poland's parliament rejects ruling party plan to vote on postal ballot proposal

Polish lawmakers rejected a ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party proposal on Monday to hold a presidential election on May 10 by post, making it more uncertain whether the ballot will take place amid the..
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Spat over presidential election tests Poland's ruling coalition

Poland's government is at risk of splitting after a junior coalition party said presidential elections should not be held in May because of the coronavirus pandemic, rejecting the main Law and Justice..
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Poland's ruling party coalition partner against May election: Kaczynski

Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party junior coalition partner Porozumienie (Accord) is against presidential elections being held on May 10, head of PiS Jaroslaw Kaczynski and..
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EU executive 'very concerned' with developments in Polish courts

The European Commission said on Friday it was "very concerned" with the state of the rule of law in Poland where the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party overhauled the courts, precipitating..
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Poland to continue reform of justice system: PM

Poland will continue to overhaul its justice system, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday in a speech laying out policy plans after the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party won a..
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Polish cabinet reshuffle boosts control over state companies

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party announced its governing cabinet lineup on Friday after winning a parliamentary election last month, setting out plans to consolidate control over..
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Polish court rejects one more bid by ruling nationalists to recount votes

Poland's Supreme Court will not consider one further demand from ruling nationalists Law and Justice (PiS) for vote recounts in some districts after a tight Senate election, a spokesman said on..
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Poland's ruling party names two former party lawmakers to top court

Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party on Monday nominated three new judges, two of them former hardline PiS lawmakers, to the Constitutional Tribunal, a move its opponents said..
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Polish court rejects two more government recount bids

Poland's Supreme Court will not consider a further two demands from ruling nationalists Law and Justice (PiS) for vote recounts in some districts after a tight Senate election, a spokesman said on..
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Polish court says it will not consider one election recount request

Poland's Supreme Court said on Tuesday it will not consider one out of six requests from ruling nationalists, the Law and Justice party (PiS), for vote recounts in some districts after a tight Oct. 13..
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Poland's PiS mulls personnel changes to energy brief in new government

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is considering some changes in the government after it won a weekend parliamentary election, including in the field of energy policy, Jacek Sasin, a PiS..
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Poland's nationalists seal election majority, lose Senate

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party narrowly won a second term in power, final results from Sunday's parliamentary election showed, but its drive to push through its conservative agenda..
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Poland's PiS leader sees bills delayed in upper house of parliament

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party expects delays to its legislative agenda, PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Monday, after the party lost its majority in the upper house of..
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Poland's PiS wins narrow majority in parliament: final vote count

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party secured a narrow majority in the lower house of parliament in Sunday's general election, the Electoral Commission said on Monday, citing the final..
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Poland's parliament on knife-edge as opposition takes upper house

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party appears to have narrowly won a second term in power, final results from Sunday's parliamentary election showed, but its drive to push through its agenda..
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Poland's PiS loses control of upper house: opposition politician

Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice PiS party has lost control of the upper house of parliament, the leader of one of the opposition parties, Katarzyna Lubnauer, said on Twitter on Monday.
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Poland's PiS wins general election: results from 99.5% of constituencies

Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party won Sunday's parliamentary election with 43.8% of votes, according to official results from 99.5% of constituencies published by the electoral..
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Poland's nationalists win majority in parliament again, eye court reforms

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party secured a second term in power in Sunday's parliamentary election, partial results showed on Monday, but fell short of the landslide victory it needs to..
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Poland's PiS seen winning parliamentary election: partial results

Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party is seen winning parliamentary elections with 49.3% of votes, according to partial official results calculated on the basis of 42% of electoral..
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Poland's ruling nationalists set to win election: exit poll

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party was on course to retain its ruling majority after a parliamentary election on Sunday, winning 43.6% of votes, an exit poll showed.
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Second term awaits nationalist PiS as polarized Poles prepare to vote

Poland holds an election on Sunday that is likely to hand the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party a second term in office, potentially deepening the country's isolation as unease within the EU..
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Poland's ruling party keeps lead before Sunday vote: poll

A coalition headed by Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party has kept its lead over its rivals ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections, a poll suggested.
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Fighting for 'moral order', Polish nationalists eye election win

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party hopes to tighten its grip on power in Sunday's election with pledges to redistribute its wealth more fairly and protect voters from the liberal values..
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Poland's ruling party has 40% support before Oct.13 vote - Reuters poll

Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party continues to command the highest support of any political grouping ahead of parliamentary elections in October, according to a poll published on..
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Poland's PiS pledges more spending ahead of parliamentary election

Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) has pledged to provide at least 1 billion zlotys ($250 million) for companies adding to a list of expensive promises ahead of next month's parliamentary..
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Polish PiS promises voters even more cash ahead of October election

Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party will offer pensioners regular annual cash bonuses and will almost double the minimum wage for workers, its leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said ahead..
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Poland's ruling party holds ground before October vote

Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party would still win the largest number of seats in parliamentary elections scheduled for October, according to a poll released on Tuesday.
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Poland's ruling party hit by scandals, poll shows

Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, hit by two high profile resignations, lost 5 percentage points in an opinion poll published on Friday ahead of October's election.
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Polish opposition unites in bid to wrest Senate from ruling nationalists

Polish opposition parties have joined forces to try to win a majority in the upper house of parliament, the Senate, in parliamentary elections on Oct. 13, as they struggle to oust the ruling..
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Polish state firms pouring ad cash into media that attack gay rights, research data shows

State companies in Poland have multiplied many times over their spending on advertising via news magazines that attack gay rights since the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party came to power in..
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Poland's president wants parliamentary election on Oct 13

Poland's President Andrzej Duda said on Friday he prefers Oct. 13 for the next parliamentary election which the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is expected to win again thanks to generous social..
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Polish police detain 25 after attacks on equality march

Police have detained 25 people in Bialystok, eastern Poland, after attacks on those taking part in the city's first equality march amid accusations that the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party benefits..
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Child benefits and tax breaks as Polish government gears up for election

Poland's governing Law and Justice Party (PiS) will extend its child benefit program from Monday, in a move critics say is a clear attempt to buy national election votes that will also divert..
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Poland replaces finance minister in government reshuffle

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party on Tuesday reshuffled many of its senior ministers, replacing Finance Minister Teresa Czerwinska with her deputy Marian Banas, the head of the country's tax..
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Poland replaces finance minister with head taxman

Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party on Tuesday reshuffled many of its senior ministers, replacing Finance Minister Teresa Czerwinska with her deputy Marian Banas, the head of the country's tax..
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