Poland Votes for Parliament as Discontent Propels Opposition

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  • Voters rue low wages, scandals in fastest-growing EU economy
  • Law & Justice party seeks to tax banks, boost welfare spending

Beata Szydlo, leader of the opposition Law and Justice Party (PiS), talks to the media after voting in the Polish general election in Brzeszcze, Poland, on Oct. 25.

Photographer: Piotr Malecki/Bloomberg

Poland’s opposition is on the cusp of ending an eight-year rule by Civic Platform with a win in a parliamentary election on Sunday, securing a mandate to take charge of the European Union’s biggest eastern economy.

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