Dalibor Rohac

Law and Justice has lost. Where does Poland go now?

Donald Tusk celebrates the exit poll results during Poland's elections (Credit: Getty images)

If it continues to hold, the likely electoral victory of Poland’s opposition last night is good news for all those concerned by the health of Polish democracy. In a recent piece in The Atlantic, Anne Applebaum painted a dire picture of creeping state capture, suggesting that in some ways, ‘Poland already [resembled] an autocracy,’ and eloquently arguing why the election campaign was ‘neither free nor fair.

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