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Election brings relief for Polish funders

 Image: European People's Party [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

The National Science Centre and another agency were threatened with closure under the incumbent government

The result of the Polish national election has been met with relief by the country’s national science funder, the existence of which was at risk had the incumbent government retained power.

In the 15 October poll, the governing Law and Justice party won the most votes but claimed a reduced share of parliamentary seats and lacks a majority. This means it cannot easily form a government. Instead, opposition parties are widely expected to build a coalition headed by former European Council president Donald Tusk (pictured).

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