Polish vote marks resurgence of conservative Catholic values

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An election banner depicting Law and Justice's (PiS) candidate for Prime Minister Beata Szydlo is seen in Wasaw, Poland October 27, 2015. Polish eurosceptic, conservative opposition Law and Justice party secured a historic win in Sunday's parliamentary election, final results showed on Tuesday, unseating the centrist Civic Platform after an eight-year rule. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

An election banner depicting Law and Justice's (PiS) candidate for Prime Minister Beata Szydlo is seen in Wasaw, Poland October 27, 2015. Polish eurosceptic, conservative opposition Law and Justice party secured a historic win in Sunday's parliamentary election, final results showed on Tuesday, unseating the centrist Civic Platform after an eight-year rule. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

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WARSAW (Reuters) The staunchly Eurosceptic PiS, with a brand of patriotism infused with Catholic piety, takes over from the more secular-minded liberal Civic Platform, which led the country for the last eight years.

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  • Pete

    Recipe for trouble: religion + politics. Don’t combine, shake and stir.

  • Miguel

    Governent + Atheism = Anarchy

  • Fran

    I agree that there should be separation of church and state, i.e., religions should not get involved in politics at all; however, many still do. I only support God’s kingdom or heavenly government (Daniel 2:44; Matthew 4:17) as the only hope for man on earth.

  • Ted Smale

    Mig, you mean like modern Sweden and Ireland? Oh, wait…

  • Larry

    And the most atheist of them all, The United States!

    The first (and possibly only) country never to have an established state religion, and to codify rules forbidding any.