Poland's Law and Justice Party (PiS) scored a modest result in the regional government in Sunday's Oct. 21 election, according to a polling poll. A result that gives strength to the Law and Justice Party in its conflict with the European Union on democratic standards, according to Reuters.
The PiS came to power in 2015 and continues with a large margin of popularity, despite the internal and external accusations of a shift towards authoritarian rule.
The party obtained 32.3% of the votes in the municipal assemblies, against the 26.9% registered in the 2014 vote. The coalition of the opposition center parties is expected to get about 24.7%, according to the Ipsos poll.
"This is a good omen for the parliamentary elections," said PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski after the poll was released.
In the race for the presidency of the capital city of Warsaw, however, PiS candidate Patryk Jaki, 33, was in second place behind Rafal Trzaskowski, a pro-European centrist.
The final results of the election will be released by the election commission midway through next week.