Ruling party wins election to province assemblies, commission confirms

The State Electoral Commission (PKW) announces the results of elections. Radek Pietruszka/PAP

The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party won the vote to Poland's province assemblies in Sunday's local election, winning 254 mandates, the State Electoral Commission (PKW) announced in the early hours on Thursday.

PiS was followed by the Civic Coalition, which comprised the main opposition party Civic Platform and its partner Nowoczesna, and won 194 mandates. The pro-farmer Polish People's Party (PSL) came third with 70 mandates.

Independent grouping Bezpartyjni Samorządowcy ended up with 15 seats and the Democratic Left Alliance-Left Together coalition won 11. Eight mandates went to smaller groupings.

Poles also elected 39,524 municipal councillors and 6,244 county councillors.