Poland's socially conservative Law and
Justice party (PiS) claimed a landslide victory on Sunday.
According to Reuters, PiS secured
enough of the vote to govern alone.
PiS is run by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the
twin brother of Poland's late president Lech Kaczynski, who died in a
plane crash in 2010.
Lech Kaczynski's clashes with Polish
gay rights activists gained him international notoriety. As mayor of
Warsaw, he repeatedly banned gay pride parades from taking place in
the city, citing security concerns and an offense to public morals.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski once stated that gay
rights would lead to the downfall of society.
“The affirmation of homosexuality
will lead to the downfall of civilization,” he said. “We can't
agree to it.”
PiS has vowed to use Roman Catholic
values to guide its lawmaking and is opposed to LGBT rights.
On the campaign trail, Kaczynski and
other PiS leaders stressed their opposition to Muslim migrants.