Poland picks a conservative government in light of refugee crisis

Poland's conservative opposition Law and Justice party has won parliamentary elections.

Exit polls suggest it has enough seats to govern alone, with an anticipated 39% of the vote.

Its eurosceptic leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has claimed victory, and the outgoing Prime Minister, Ewa Kopacz of the centrist Civic Platform party, has admitted defeat.

Law and Justice has strong support in Poland's rural areas.

If the numbers suggested by the exit poll are confirmed, it will be the first time since democracy was restored in Poland in 1989 that a single party has won enough seats to govern alone, the BBC's Adam Easton in Warsaw says.

Europe's refugee crisis also proved to be a key topic of debate before the election. While the government has agreed to take in 7,000 migrants, opposition parties have spoken out against the move.
It is the second European government to turn to conservatives since the refugee crisis began.  The Swiss also recently boosted the conservatives.   There has also been unrest in Germany and other European countries because of the influx of Muslim fleeing the failure of Islamic governments.


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