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Banners ares seen during an anti-government protest in Krakow, Poland

Poland’s PiS caught in cash for visas scandal

A month out from Poland’s parliamentary elections, the governing Law and Justice Party (PiS) is facing a PR nightmare of their own making: the party may be anti-immigration, but it seems they aren’t anti-cash.

There is mounting evidence that several thousand visas were given to migrants from Africa and Asia in exchange for cash– a major scandal for an anti-immigration party.

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Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Poland’s PM puts Middle East migrants on the ballot

In a politically polarized society, election success depends less on targeting centrist voters than on making sure those most sympathetic to your side show up to vote. To meet that goal, politicians sometimes include hot-button referendum questions on the same ballot that voters will use to choose their next set of leaders.
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