With no party winning an overall majority in a poll that saw a record turnout, the shape of the next government could come down to negotiatons.
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has begun two days of talks that could determine the shape of the coalition that looks set to rule the country.
However, there are a number of hurdles to overcome in the days and weeks ahead.
Duda is an ally of the Law and Justice Party that lost its majority in the 15 October poll, despite winning the highest number of votes of any individual party.
According to Poland’s constitution, a new government should be formed within 30 days of the election.
A coalition of three centre-left parties collectively won a majority, but Law and Justice may try to break up or underline the coalition.
“We also have the issue of the President, who is known to have been supported by our party, and it is certain that many of the solutions which are being proposed by the opposition will be vetoed by the President,” said Kazimierz Smolinski, of the Law and Justice party.
Smolinksi said his party had not yet ruled out his party finding a way to form a government.
At the next session of the Sejm in mid-November President Duda is expected to appoint the new Prime Minister.