17 November 2014

Poland votes in local elections

Election posters for local elections are fixed in a street close to a polling station in Lomianki near Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The voting is considered a test for the main parties ahead of the parliamentary elections next year. Some 30 million voters are eligible to choose nearly 47,000 councilors and 2,500 local administration leaders on Sunday, but observers are concerned about the possibility of a low turnout. Opinion polls gave a narrow lead to the governing pro-business Civic Platform party, over the nationalist opposition Law and Justice.
Local elections were held in Poland on Sunday, a vote considered to be a test for the main parties before national ballots next year.
Around 30 million eligible voters were choosing nearly 47,000 councilors and 2,500 local administration leaders, amid concerns the turnout would be low.