Who really won Poland’s local elections? -Aleks Szczerbiak

The liberal-centrist opposition mobilised its core supporters in urban areas winning high profile mayoral races, but the right-wing ruling party won the more politically significant regional polls. Unless the opposition can broaden its appeal and attract more voters in smaller towns and rural areas, the governing party remains on track to win next year’s parliamentary … Continue reading Who really won Poland’s local elections? -Aleks Szczerbiak

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Why do Poland’s local elections matter? – Aleks Szczerbiak

The autumn local elections will be an important test of popularity for Poland’s government and opposition parties. Although it is riding high in the polls, they could be problematic for the right-wing ruling party because of high expectations, its low coalition potential, and the fact that the media focus is on mayoral contests in urban … Continue reading Why do Poland’s local elections matter? – Aleks Szczerbiak