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Poland "needs to be repaired" after eight years of populist government expected to come to an end after pro-EU opposition parties won Sunday's elections, analysts said.

The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party won 194 seats in the 460-seat parliament compared to 248 for three opposition parties that are likely to form a governing coalition.

With a record turnout for the post-Communist era of 74.38 per cent, the vote was "a real feast for democracy," said political analyst Jaroslaw Kuisz.

But he warned that any new government faces a "minefield" as it embarks on changes the country needs.

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