Poland took a decisive turn to the right in its parliamentary election Sunday. Exit polls showed the conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS) winning with 37.7 percent of the vote. The governing Civic Platform took 23.6 percent.
Eight years ago, a plane carrying Poland's presidential delegation crashed in Smolensk, Russia. The president's twin brother Jaroslaw Kaczynski has used the accident to influence Polish politics ever since.
The University of Warsaw's most popular course is a new offering: its Institute of Sociology course analyzing the country's most powerful politician, Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
The opposition dismissed the changes as "a lie" and warned the EU against accepting the "cosmetic changes." The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party had resisted any concessions for months before Thursday's announcement.
Warsaw doesn't appear ready to back down as the EU targets its judicial reform. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, has said that the program of "deep changes" in Poland "will not slow down."
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