First there was voting, often preceded by waiting in long lines. Then 9 p.m. struck on Sunday, the election silence ended and we learned the results of the Ipsos exit poll. Now the committees are counting the votes. At tvn24.pl we report on the course of the parliamentary elections in Poland.
Rules for dividing seats
In elections to the Sejm, deputies are elected in multi-member constituencies. The mandates are distributed in proportion to the support obtained by the electoral committees. Only those committees that received 5 percent of the votes nationwide or – in the case of a coalition – 8 percent of the votes take part in the division of seats.
In elections to the Senate, senators are elected in single-member constituencies – the senatorial seat in a given district goes to the candidate who obtained the greatest support.
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