PO enjoys growing support in European Parliament election polls
April 8, 2014
Poland's ruling party Civic Platform (PO) enjoys support that would grant it 19 seats in the elections to the European Parliament, the daily Rzeczpospolita writes citing forecasts based on the average from March polls.
This translates to an increase by three seats from February.
Rival Law and Justice (PiS) would win 20 seats, unchanged from the month-earlier result.
Leftist Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) would get six seats in the European Parliament, liberal left-wing Your Movement - three and junior coalition Polish People’s Party (PSL) also three.
The forecasts are based on assumption of 25% voter turnout.
PO presented its motto for the election campaign to the European Parliament this weekend. The slogan "Strong Poland in secure Europe" was revealed on Saturday by Polish MEPs Jerzy Buzek and Roza Thun.
PO and PiS intend to spend some PLN 10 million each on their European Parliament election campaigns. In the first month of the campaign, PO spent some PLN 0.5 million, PiS PLN 1.2 million, while SLD some PLN 250,000. SLD plans to spend up to PLN 7 million on the campaign, the daily Gazeta Wyborcza writes.