CHRONOLOGY-Turmoil in Poland under the Kaczynski twins
(Reuters) - Poland's ruling Kaczynski twins lost a parliamentary election on Sunday to the centre-right Civic Platform party.
Below is a chronology of political turmoil in the former communist country since the brothers came to power.
Oct 23 - Conservative Warsaw Mayor Lech Kaczynski beats free market champion Donald Tusk in presidential election.
Conservative Law and Justice party wins the parliamentary election and Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz becomes prime minister.
May 5 - Law and Justice forms a coalition government with the ultranationalist League of Polish Families and rural-based leftist Self-Defense parties.
July 14 - Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski is sworn in by his twin brother to replace Marcinkiewicz, who resigned.
Sept 21 - Kaczynski kicks Self-Defence out of the government, calling its leader Andrzej Lepper a "rabble rouser", but a deal is reached later to save the coalition.
Nov 23 - Poland vetoes key agreement between EU and Russia, demanding an end to Moscow's embargo on its food products.
Dec 1 - Junior coalition party League of Polish Families comes under fire after a newspaper publishes photographs of members of its youth organization giving Nazi salutes.
Dec 4 - Newspaper publishes accusations against senior Self-Defense figures, saying they gave women party workers jobs in exchange for sex.
June 23 - Poland agrees on an EU reform treaty deal after threatening to block it until the last minute.
July 9 - Prime Minister Kaczynski expels Lepper from the cabinet over a corruption investigation, prompting weeks of bitter infighting.
Aug 13 - Prime minister sacks ministers from junior coalition parties, breaking the government apart.
Sept 7 - Parliament votes to end its term two years early, making an election necessary.
Oct 21 - Kaczynskis' Law and Justice party loses parliamentary election to opposition Civic Platform.
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