Election turnout in Poland

The Poles have elected a center right government, after years of left-wing parties in power, the populist Law and Justice and the free-market Civic Platform agree on the need to cut taxes, deal with bureaucracy and make a clean break. But turn out was incredibly low as the Economist notes:

Three-fifths didn’t bother to vote at all—the worst turnout in the country’s 15-year electoral history. Some cynicism is justified: most of the ten governments since the collapse of communism have promised clean, efficient government, yet delivered little. Why should another lot be any different? Meanwhile, rows that erupted in the final weeks of the campaign may weaken the new government. Civic Platform promised a 15% flat tax; Law and Justice derided that as a giveaway for the rich. It promised, expensively, to protect social welfare programmes.