Sunday, November 12, 2006

Polish local elections - round 1 - Updates

20.00 hrs …Warsaw mayoral election exit poll…Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz (PiS) 36.7%…Hanna Gronkiewicz – Waltz 36.5%... Marek Borowski …22.4%.....

Another opinion polls is giving Marcinkiewicz 38 percent and Waltz 36 percent.

A really terrible result in Warsaw for Wojciech Wierzejski (LPR) who got a sad 0.3 percent.

There are many opinion poll companies releasing results tonight, so be prepared for the odd strange one.

Here's one: In the Warsaw Council as a whole, Civic Platform 32%, Law and Justice 17% and Left got 11%...

If these results are correct then Hanna Gronkiewicz - Waltz will be the next Mayor of Warsaw in the second round in two weeks time, for sure.. Borowski's vote is the big surprise. It seems the arguments between Platform and Law and Justice are getting on people's nerves...

20:17 No opinion poll results yet for nationwide elections but some cities are coming in. The Left are doing better than expected all over the country. In Lodz they got 22 percent; in Krakow they got 44 percent (although the candidate is a very well-known and seemingly much loved character. In Wroclaw the independant candidate got 89 percent!!!

20:30 A pattern is emerging where independent candidates and the Left are doing better than expected in urban areas. Platform is doing well too. But it seems people are very pissed off with the spat between the rightwing Law and Justice and Civic Platform.

In Poznan the Independent candidate got 35% and Civic Platform 34%. In Bialystok Platform 48% Law and Justice 32%...

Next question is....how well are League and Self defense candidates doing?

20:37 One thought – this is me sitting in front of the television here – if things keep going like they are then the two minority parties in the coalition are getting screwed badly in local elections. That means that they are not going to be causing trouble for the government. That means no elections anytime soon, folks…

20:53 1 in 4 who voted for Civic Platform in the General Election in 2005 (in Warsaw) voted for Left candidate Marek Borowski this time! These are secular voters pissed off with the performance in opposition by free market Donald Tusk and friends. That’s bad news for Tusk, of course, but it’s also bad news for the government. Pissed off right wing Platform voters are willing to vote for ex-communists to get rid of Law and Justice.

21:05 As MIGG has just commented, the Warsaw LPR candidate, Wierzejski, got less votes than the beatroot’s candidate Waldemar Frydrych. In fact, the candidate sympathetic to gnomes and dwarfs got 0.2% more votes than our friend from LPR! That means that gnomes and dwarfs have more right to be in the government than he has.

21:19 It seems that the independant candidate in Wroclaw who got an incredible 89% was nominated by both the main political parties. So he had no opposition. Why, I don't understand.

So, with all kinds of opinion poll results coming in (too much!) they are reporting on TVN 24 that in Warsaw Council we have PO 43%, PiS 30%, L 17% and LPR 2.3%....Good night.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should have a Decentralizing Party?

migg said...

I'm more than happy that wierzejski got less votes than frydrych of "dwafves and gnomes". it really made my day

beatroot said...

My guy got 100% MORE than Wierzejski did!!!

VOTE ORANGE...VOTE EARLY...VOTE OFTEN!!!!

Lord Gnome said...

I don't understand all this gnome-directed sarcasm. They exist, you know. Just ask the deputy minister for education...

Michael Farris said...

"if things keep going like they are then the two minority parties ...are not going to be causing trouble for the government…"

You're assuming they have sense enough to realize that. I remain far from convinced on that score.

Harry said...

^ The other problem is that both the small parties know that if they leave the government PiSS will also be out of government. OK so the small parties will be out of parliament at the next elections (probably) but will most certainly be out of government and probably self-destruct in the four years that they would have to wait for the next elections.

The other problem is that the LPR are pucker nutters: they are on a mission from God and they will not back down. God guides their every step and so they always do the right thing (in their opinion). Lepper is a master in brinksmanship. He know exactly how far he can push and what he can get away with.

Renegade Eye said...

Lynn at State Street plugged your blog.

mullet said...

Renegade Eye - you plug and link everyones blog!

mullet said...

and now i must do some whoring myself - i'm linking to the beatroot

Anonymous said...

I am so distraught that Wojciech Wierzejski found nobody to vote for him. Perhaps it's because he's a complete and utter c**t.

beatroot said...

I think that just about sums him up...

Harry said...

^ Completely untrue! Shockingly offensive! I've never met a cunt I don't like but that Wierzejski is a real scat-muncher.

Anonymous said...

definitely can agree with you on this.
Ivana