Poland's ruling right-wing Law and Justice Party is favored to come out on top again in the country's parliamentary elections, which are taking place Sunday. The latest polls before voting began showed Law and Justice leading with 42 percent of the vote, 20 points ahead of its closest challenger. Law and Justice is a controversial party — opponents argue it has interfered in the judiciary, suppressed freedom of the press, and ignored Poland's constitution, generally. The party's leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has repeatedly emphasized the importance of the traditional family unit throughout his campaign while warning of dangers posed by the LGBTQ community. The party is aiming to win a majority of seats, but has at least two possible coalition partners, including a conservative agrarian party and a far-right party that is reportedly openly anti-Semitic.

Scroll for 5 things you
need to know now