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“I learned on the streets of Leningrad 50 years ago that when you can’t avoid a fight, you’ve got to start hitting first.”
—Russian President Vladimir Putin on strikes against the Islamic State in Syria

“I hope that Law and Justice [PiS] will turn out to be a party of fraudsters, because if it were to keep all the promises it made before the elections, it would ruin the country.”
—Janusz Korwin-Mikke, leader of the KORWiN party, which failed to win seats in parliament, on the prospect of PiS single-handedly ruling Poland

“We’re glad he hasn’t made it [into parliament]. He professed to be a left winger, but when he was in office [as prime minister in 2001-2005], he introduced a flat tax for businessmen and a law allowing people to be evicted out into the street.”
—Marcelina Zawadzka, one of the leaders of the far-left Razem (Together) party, on Leszek Miller, head of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) party

“You must be joking. Can you imagine anyone willing to sit next to me in parliament?”
—Central Anti-Corruption Bureau head Andrzej Wojtunik responding to a journalist’s suggestion that he should run for parliament
Compiled from press reports