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The reborn Polish conservatism #poland #PiS #election #eu

Opposition party’s candidate for prime minister, Beata Szydlo, speaks during the Law and Justice electoral convention in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, June 20, 2015. She is deputy head of the conservative Law and Justice party and heads its electoral campaign for the fall general elections. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Opposition party’s candidate for prime minister, Beata Szydlo, speaks during the Law and Justice electoral convention in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, June 20, 2015. She is deputy head of the conservative Law and Justice party and heads its electoral campaign for the fall general elections. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

The right-wing Polish party Law and Justice (PiS) gained majority at recent elections in the country. For the fist time in the history of post-communist Poland, a conservator, anti-immigrants and anti-EU party will be able to form its own majority government without even having to ally with opposition parties.

Party representatives, including PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, deputy leader Adam Lipinski and the head of party executive committee Joachim Brudzinski have already met with President Andrzej Duda. They will appoint  premier Beata Szydlo who  will form the government.

Right and Justice gained the 39,1% of votes against the 23,4% gained by Ewa Kopacz – the current premier. According to some critics like Adam Michnik, Gazeta Wyborcza’s director, PiS success could endanger democracy in the country in particular because of the party’s severe attitude towards migrants, but for others the reborn conservatism could mirror the country’s feelings in this period of incertainty.

Valentina CALCAGNO

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