Latest Jaroslaw Kaczynski News

Polish ruling party leader Kaczynski has knee surgery

Dec. 3, 2019 5:48 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An official says Poland's powerful ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has successfully undergone a planned knee surgery. Law and Justice party official Malgorzata Gosiewska said Tuesday he was doing fine. Gosiewska told RMF FM radio that Kaczynski will be returning to work soon....

Poland’s leaders want new top auditor to go amid scandal

Nov. 29, 2019 12:16 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government is calling for the resignation of the head of the audit office amid a swelling scandal over his contacts and dealings. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Friday he has read a classified report on the dealings and financial status of Marian Banas and...

Polish opposition celebrates taking control of Senate

Nov. 12, 2019 5:31 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition parties elected their candidate as speaker of the Senate on Tuesday, a small victory that allows them to check the power of the populist right-wing ruling party. Senator Tomasz Grodzki was chosen speaker in a 51-48 vote with one abstention during the first sitting...

Makeup of new Polish government signals continuity

Nov. 8, 2019 3:04 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the composition of his new Cabinet on Friday following an election last month — and it looks a lot like his outgoing government. Those keeping their jobs include Morawiecki himself and Piotr Glinski, who remains as deputy prime...

Poland's right-wing wins but leader Kaczynski wants more

Oct. 15, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jaroslaw Kaczynski has guided Poland's conservative ruling party to capture the biggest electoral share for any party in 30 years of democracy in Poland — yet the man who has dreamed of power since childhood is still a bit disappointed. Kaczynski's focus on social benefits and...

Polish conservatives win lower house but lose Senate

Oct. 14, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative Law and Justice party capitalized on its popular social spending policies to win a majority in the lower house of parliament and another four-year term in government, according to final election results Monday. The party won almost 44% of votes, which translated...

The Latest: Poland's ruling party has votes to govern again

Oct. 14, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's election (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Final official returns from Poland's parliamentary election confirm the conservative Law and Justice party has won a narrow majority in the lower house that will allow it to govern for a second four-year term. The state...

Poland's ruling party declares victory in divided nation

Oct. 13, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative governing Law and Justice party won the most votes in Sunday's election in the deeply divided nation and appeared, according to an exit poll, to have secured a comfortable majority in parliament to govern for four more years. The exit poll, conducted by the...

The Latest: Polish ruling party leader declares victory

Oct. 13, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's general election (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The leader of Poland's conservative ruling party has declared victory in an election after an exit poll showed his party expected to have a majority of seats in parliament. Jaroslaw Kaczynski noted that the exit poll...

Poles to vote in one of most important elections in decades

Oct. 12, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

LEGIONOWO, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party has targeted gays as a campaign tactic. Its programming on state media has drawn comparisons with communist-era propaganda and it has asserted so much control over the judicial system that the European Union has declared the rule of law at risk....