Tusk’s party wins EU elections

Donald Tusk
Donald Tusk

Poland’s Koalicja Obywatelska (Civic Coalition) ruling political party, headed by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, won the European Parliament elections, Polish media outlet Onet.pl reported.

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The election results appeared in the morning on June 10.

Tusk's party received 37.06% votes. It narrowly beats the previous ruling party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice), which managed to win 36.16% votes.

The ultra-right wing and anti-Ukrainian Konfederacja (Confederation) party has 12.08%.

Trzecia Droga (The Third Way) has 6.91%, and Lewica (The Left) received 6.3%.

Civic Coalition received 21 seats, Law and Justice - 20, Konfederacja - 6, Trzecia Droga and Lewica three seats each, therefore obtaining 53 seats in the European Parliament.

The elections' turnout in Poland amounted to 40.65% votes.

Elections to the European Parliament

The 2024 European Parliament elections are the tenth such elections since 1979 and the first since Brexit, the UK's exit from the EU.

Election took place from June 6 to 9. About 400 million voters from 27 EU member states elected 720 European Parliament's future members.

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New heads for the following positions should be appointed following new Parliament's composition:

  • European Commission (incumbent Ursula von der Leyen)

  • European Council (incumbent Charles Michel)

  • European Parliament (incumbent Roberta Metzola)

  • European External Action Service (incumbent EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell).

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