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26th Jul 2017

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Close race in Poland sees Tusk's party narrowly beaten

Polish PM Donald Tusk's centre-right Civic Platform (PO) was beaten narrowly by opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party with 31.34% against 32.33% in Sunday's EU vote. Both parties will send 19 MEPs to Strasbourg. The anti-EU 'New Right' lead by Janusz Korwin-Mikke surprised by winning four seats with 7.06% votes.

EU Commission to act on Poland

The EU executive is likely to issue a new set of rule of law recommendations to Poland and start legal probes once the controversial pieces of legislation have been published.

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