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Liberalism in Poland

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Liberalism in Poland

This article gives an overview of liberalism in Poland. It is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament. The sign ⇒ denotes another party in that scheme. Parties included in this scheme do not necessarily label themselves as "liberal".


  • Background 1
    • Union of Real Politics 1.1
    • Citizens's Movement-Democratic Action 1.2
    • From Democratic Union to Democratic Party 1.3
  • Social liberal leaders 2
  • Conservative liberal leaders 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5


Liberalism in Poland gained on significance during Polish Renaissance, but subsequently it lost its followers in the era of counterreformation, which in Poland was not free of violence. Since then, it remained a minor political force.

Liberalism in Poland is often connected with conservative politics and is reduced to economic policy. Classical liberals, liberal both on social and economic issues, exist in Poland in dispersed small groups.

Union of Real Politics

  • 1990: In 1979 Janusz Korwin-Mikke activist of official Democratic Party published his political agenda. His main idea was to introduce laissez-faire market economy in Poland. The proposed solution was to sign a deal with class of ruling communists, transforming their share in power into share in business. In 1990 new party Union of Real Politics (Unia Polityki Realnej) was officially proclaimed. Later he founded another party: Wolność i Praworządność (Freedom and Rule of Law), a party that is connected with strong conservative social stance. On 25 March WiP merged with Real Politics Union to form Congress of the New Right.

Citizens's Movement-Democratic Action

From Democratic Union to Democratic Party

Social liberal leaders

Conservative liberal leaders

See also

External links

  • Website of Polish initiative "Liberalowie"
  • Website of "Liberte"- magazine of centrist and liberal ideology

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