Polish conservatives win vote, but lose Senate majority
19 October 2019 | 2:42 pm
Final results from the parliamentary election confirm the conservative Law and Justice party has won a narrow majority in the lower house. PiS also fell shy of the lower house seats needed to overhaul the constitution.
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