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 Elections in Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Poland elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature.
Although there were regular elections in Poland from that time, no elections until the groundbreaking elections of 1989, marking the fall of communism, were free.
There were no presidential elections during that period, with Bolesław Bierut being nominated president by the Sejm and the office being abolished by the new constitution in 1952.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elections_in_Poland   (740 words)

 About Poland - Travel, Maps, Flag and Information
The Republic of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska) is a country located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania, and Russia (in the form of the Kaliningrad Oblast exclave) to the north.
In 1989 the first partially-free elections in Poland's post-World War II history concluded the Solidarity (Solidarność) movement's struggle for freedom and resulted in the defeat of Poland's communist rulers.
Poland is situated between Western and Eastern cultural spaces and therefore was influenced by both.
www.canadiancontent.net /profiles/Poland.html   (1054 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Poland
Poland's public debt is on track to enter the euro zone in 2009; with each state budget deficit, Poland's debt (43.6 percent of GDP) falls farther below the European Monetary Union's cap for entry (60 percent of GDP).
Poland's trade policy and fiscal burden of government scores are 0.5 point better this year.
Poland adopted the trade policies of the European Union when it joined the EU in May 2004.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Poland   (863 words)

 POLAND : parliamentary elections Senat, 1991
Elections were held for all the seats in Parliament following the premature dissolution of this body.
The election date was announced on 3 July 1991 and the campaign lasted from the next day until 26 October.
As opposed to the previous (June 1989) general elections, when polling was based on an agreement that only a limited number of seats would be freely contested., all parliamentary seats in 1991, for the first time since World War II, were open to any contender.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/arc/2256_91.htm   (350 words)

 Commanding Heights : Poland Overview | on PBS
Boundary disputes are resolved by skirmishes with the Red Army in the Ukraine and by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, which creates the Danzig Corridor, a strip that affords Poland access to the Baltic Sea.
Poland is home to infamous death camps at Auschwitz and Treblinka.
Poland's economic performance is the strongest in Central Europe.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/pl/pl_overview.html   (748 words)

 Poland - The 1989 Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
After months of haggling, the round table talks yielded a historic compromise in early 1989: Solidarity would regain legal status and the right to post candidates in parliamentary elections (with the outcome guaranteed to leave the communists a majority of seats).
Although to many observers the guarantee seemed a foolish concession by Solidarity at the time, the election of June 1989 swept communists from nearly all the contested seats, demonstrating that the PZPR's presumed advantages in organization and funding could not overcome society's disapproval of its ineptitude and oppression.
Suddenly, the history of Poland, and of its entire region, had entered the postcommunist era.
countrystudies.us /poland/21.htm   (214 words)

 Poland - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Poland did, however, save Western Europe from the barbarity of the Ottoman Empire by massacring 300 000 turkish soldiers who were gypsying around the environs of Vienna, looking for work.
The nation of Poland suffered a tremendous tragedy after World War III, when the Lithuanian army repatriated the Polish city of Wilno and forced the inhabitants to return to their motherland.
Poland is also regarded as Europe's Mexico, which means that hordes of polish emigrants venture out to far corners of Europe.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Poland   (2565 words)

 Kwasniewski returned in presidential elections in Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This is remarkable, since only five years earlier when Walesa was himself president, the elections were a neck and neck race between him and Kwasniewski, who was only able to achieve a 3 percent lead in the second ballot to win the race.
His election campaign was carried out with such nationalist-catholic tones; it was hard to detect any difference with the extreme right.
His most important political aim remains Poland's rapid entry into the EU, with all the sharp social cuts for the Polish population this demands.
www.wsws.org /articles/2000/oct2000/pole-12o.shtml   (688 words)

 RTE News - Results of local elections awaited in Poland
The elections are being closely watched as they will help political experts gauge the possible success of a referendum on Poland joining the European Union.
The Eurosceptic populists are also vying for seats in the polls, which will see the direct election of mayors in the new political system that has been created to strengthen local democracy in the former Communist country.
Around 215,000 candidates are seeking election to the 46,830 seats available in town, county and regional governments.
www.rte.ie /news/2002/1027/Poland.html   (132 words)

 European elections monitor
August the two liberal leaders, Donald Tusk and Lech Kaczynski, both running in the presidential election on 9th October, spoke of their differences during a dinner to celebrate the excellent results won by their respective parties in the polls; they tried to find a compromise on the subjects that divide them.
Alexander Lukashenka’s regime is accusing the new management of the Union of Poles of Belarus – to which 25,000 of the 400,000 Poles of Belarus belong (representing 4% of the population) of obeying the USA and of conspiring to cause a revolution in his country.
This election and the one in Germany a week earlier might well define the outlines of a new political setting at the heart of Europe.
www.robert-schuman.org /anglais/oee/pologne/legislatives/default.htm   (2504 words)

 Poland Polish Snap Elections Parliament
Though constantly mentioned and constantly threatened, snap elections in Poland are not likely.
Snap elections in Poland would result in the elimination of many Polish politicians from their positions in Poland's Parliament.
Elections in the current climate would result in the elimination of the League of Polish Families, the Peasants' Party, and the new group just split off from Samoobrona that is forming its own independent parliamentary club.
www.masterpage.com.pl /outlook/200609/nosnap.html   (229 words)

Poland's President Aleksander Kwasniewski said he is closer to the programme presented by liberal candidate Donald Tusk.
Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) party presidential candidate threatens the president of the National Bank of Poland.
Poland is launching a media campaign designed to build its image as a modern and reliable economic partner.
www.axisglobe.com /article.asp?article=335   (692 words)

 POLAND: parliamentary elections Senat, 1993
Elections were held for all the seats in Parliament following the premature dissolution of the Sejm on 31 May 1993.
Since general elections had previously been held in October 1991, the normal legislative term was due to expire four years later.
Main issues debated during the election campaign concerned the scope and pace of the country’s economic transformation (especially privatisation), social policy (unemployment, situation of public sector employees) and Poland’s relationship to the European integration process (balancing the necessary protection of national sectors with the inevitable opening of the economy).
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/arc/2256_93.htm   (428 words)

 BakuTODAY.net - Local elections test Poland's conservative twins
Poland's voters are heading to the ballot box for local elections which are seen as a key test of strength for the conservative coalition of identical twins Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
Lech, who is Poland's president, and his identical twin brother Jaroslaw, the prime minister, have faced repeated spats within the coalition, and the spectre of snap parliamentary elections has regularly surfaced.
Councillors now have greater means to fulfill their election pledges, thanks to funding set aside by the European Union to help poorer members of the 25-nation bloc, which Poland joined in 2004.
www.bakutoday.net /view.php?d=29355   (665 words)

 Poland - Parliamentary Elections of October 1991   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
During the months before the election, Walesa refused to endorse any of the numerous post-Solidarity parties and other parties that fielded slates of candidates.
As Walesa had predicted, the first election held under the new election law produced a badly fragmented parliament.
The Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland was essentially an ineligible party because of its roots in the PZPR.
countrystudies.us /poland/67.htm   (285 words)

 Poland and Polish Forum
Strictly speaking “Congress Poland” was the administrative area of the nominally independent Polish state created at the Congress of Vienna in 1815 from the remnants of the Napoleonic “Grand Duchy of Warsaw”.
In general terms the delineating line between Congress Poland and the Republic of Krakow was interpolated as the social line between the business and investment centered life of Warsaw and the liberal and cultural life of Krakow.
Pilsudski’s vision was of a confederation of Poland, Lithuania, Bielorus, and Ukraine.
pub10.bravenet.com /forum/775788990/show/923253   (3882 words)

 Right Wing Wins Polish Elections
WARSAW, October 24—The recent parliamentary and presidential elections in Poland took place in the immediate aftermath of the obscene celebrations of the 25th anniversary of clerical-nationalist, anti-communist Solidarność, the spearhead of imperialist-backed capitalist counterrevolution in the former Soviet bloc.
Voter turnout was the lowest since the 1989 elections that brought a capitalist government to power: only 40 percent voted in the parliamentary elections, and around 50 percent in the first round of the presidential ballot.
Poland will now be ruled by a parliamentary coalition of the Civic Platform (PO) of Donald Tusk and the Law and Justice Party (PiS) of the twin brothers Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
www.icl-fi.org /english/wv/857/poland.html   (3060 words)

 Central Europe Review - Preview of Poland's Presidential Elections
According to the latest survey of the OBOP polling agency, if the presidential elections were to take place this week, as much as 61 per cent of voters would vote for Kwaśniewski.
The backdrop to this mood is the growing disappointment with the current coalition government of Solidarity Electoral Action (AWS) and Freedom Union (UW), with the ineffective Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek at its head and the general arrogance of the new ruling elite in tow.
Krzaklewski's own position may even be threatened, as there have been opinions expressed on the necessity of internal AWS elections prior to the presidential elections, the results of which would not be certain by any means.
www.ce-review.org /00/10/kosc10.html   (1058 words)

 European elections monitor
Prime Minister Marek Belka (Democratic Party) suggested that the former president of the Association of Belarus Poles be appointed as honorary counsel of Poland in Belarus.
The political event of the week in Poland was the withdrawal on 14th September of Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, the Democratic Left Alliance candidate, from the Presidential race, the first round of which will take place on 9th October next.
In protest of the depravation of the political trends in Poland which are due to the activities of some politicians and journalists I am giving up my part in the presidential election,” concluded the leftwing candidate.
www.robert-schuman.org /anglais/oee/pologne/legislatives/default2.htm   (2029 words)

 Local elections test Poland's conservative twins
Poland's voters trickled out for local elections which mark the first ballot box test for the conservative government of identical twin brothers Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
Turnout has gradually fallen in Poland since landmark elections in 1989 which brought about the end of communist rule, and has barely scraped 40 percent in recent years.
The election will give Lech, Poland's president, and Jaroslaw, the prime minister, a chance to gauge the strength of their conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party and its allies in their often controversial government, 14 months after parliamentary elections swept a corruption-tainted left-wing government from power.
turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=150947   (690 words)

 The Historical Setting: The Polish People's Republic
The shattered Poland that emerged from the rubble of World War II was reconstituted as a communist state and incorporated within the newly formed Soviet sphere of influence in Eastern Europe, despite the evident wishes of the overwhelming majority of the Polish nation.
The election of the Polish pope sparked a surge of joy and pride in the country, and John Paul's triumphant visit to his homeland in 1979 did much to precipitate the extraordinary events of the next year.
Once again Poland was in the midst of cataclysmic European events, but in this case Poland had a decisive influence on events in neighboring countries.
info-poland.buffalo.edu /classroom/longhist6.html   (4020 words)

Kaczynski Brothers: Movie Stars That Turned Politicians
As the elections in Poland come to a close, it becomes clear that the famous twin brothers, Jaroslaw and Lech Kaczynski, will not achieve their long-wished for aim – to get the two main positions in their country, that of Prime Minister and that of President.
At the end of the 1980s, when the communist regime in Poland gave way to Solidarity, Lech Kaczynski was the right hand of the leader of the movement, who later became the first President of Poland, Lech Walesa.
And though at present the leadership of PO seems to be beyond any debate, in case of the sociologists' mistake (as happened in Germany's recent elections), it might occur that the winner in the struggle for election will be Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
www.axisglobe.com /article.asp?article=394   (1334 words)

 Poland - Photos, Maps, Videos, Flags, Facts, More -- National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The largest country in central Europe, most of Poland is low-lying, with woods and lakes.
In 1989 Solidarity swept Poland's first free elections in more than 40 years and began moving the U.S.S.R.'s largest, most populous satellite toward democracy and free enterprise.
Poland joined NATO in 1999, and it increased its profile on the international stage by joining the U.S.-led military campaign in Iraq.
www3.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_poland.html   (473 words)

 Threat of snap general elections averted in Poland
Warsaw - Poland Wednesday averted the threat of early general elections as leaders of three parties in the rightwing- populist coalition ironed out differences over spending plans for 2007.
Leaders of Poland's three governing coalition parties had been locked in make-or-break talks behind closed doors at a secret location in the capital Warsaw Wednesday.
These elections are expected to offer an accurate barometer of voter sympathy for the new government, the first since last September's general election, analysts say.
news.monstersandcritics.com /europe/printer_1203295.php   (495 words)

 CER | Poland: Parties prepare for pre-elections
The first pre-elections in Poland took place in Wrzesnia in 1993 and predicted (though not accurately) the victory of the Social Democratic Left Alliance.
Even though on the whole Polish pre-elections give similar results to the "real" elections, they cannot be considered a credible source for Poles' political preferences.
In Auschwitz, about 2000 young people from Poland and Israel took part in the March of the Living, organized annually to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.
www.ce-review.org /01/14/polandnews14.html   (726 words)

 POLAND'S ELECTIONS: A COMEBACK FOR THE PRESIDENT'S PARTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Results of nationwide local elections in Poland were good news for President Aleksander Kwasniewski, who is likely to run again in 2000, when his challenger will probably be Solidarity Union President Marion Krzaklewski.
But the AWS won control of the majority of big cities, which will be regional powerhouses in Poland's newly streamlined structure of government.
The elections also were a democratic milestone, restoring power to local voters more than three decades after the communists abolished local elections and began appointing regional leaders.
businessweek.com /bwdaily/dnflash/oct1998/nf81016b.htm   (175 words)

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