In Poland, the right has a significant political advantage: its history is inextricably linked with the history of the struggle against the communist regime, and the democratic transition. Today, the right dominates Poland’s political scene and mobilizes around three quarters of the electorate. Since 2005, the opposition between two major right-wing parties, PiS (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość – “Law and Justice”) and PO (Platforma Obywatelska – “Civic Platform”), has replaced the succession of right-wing and left-wing governments that characterized the first fifteen years of Poland’s young democracy.

Following Poland’s special presidential election made necessary by the death of President Lech Kaczyński in the Smolensk plane crash, this analysis is meant to show how the divide between these two main right-wing parties has come into being, and how these organizations continue to reinvent themselves.

36 pages, 3 € | August 2010 | ISBN : 978-2-917613-61-0

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