Leading Article: A Message of Hope for All of Eastern Europe ; POLAND'S ELECTION
After the muddle of the German election, which left the country without a clear winner, it is refreshing to find voters next door being more decisive. Barring a last-minute change of mind by the electorate, Poland looks certain to ditch the centre-left ex- communists who steered the country into the European Union in 2004 and hand power to a centre- right coalition of the Civic Platform and Law and Justice parties.
How long Poles put their confidence in the right-wing parties remains to be seen. The present government was wrecked by scandals, but a coalition of the two newcomers would not be a marriage made in heaven. Civic Platform, led by Jan Rokita, is at heart a …
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