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Reports: Poland's ruling right-wing party poised to win parliamentary elections

Poland's right-wing Law and Justice party is on track to stay in power and clinch another four-year term following parliamentary elections held Oct. 13, media outlets reported.

The Law and Justice party secured 43.6% of the vote, which would allow it to take a majority in the lower house of parliament with 239 seats in the 460-seat Polish Sejm, The Guardian reported, citing an exit poll conducted by research firm Ipsos.

The opposition Civic Coalition was projected to win 24.1% of the vote or 130 seats, while the left-wing alliance Lewica was seen securing 43 seats. Konfederacja, an alliance of far-right and radical nationalist groups, was estimated to secure 6.4%, putting it on track to enter parliament with 13 seats.

Voter turnout was estimated at more than 60%.

The Law and Justice party campaigned on a promise to continue its social welfare programs and hike the minimum wage, the Financial Times reported. It also indicated its intent to continue with its judicial reform, a move that had sparked clashes with the European Union.