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Law and Justice’s stunning victory in Poland reflected widespread disillusionment with the country’s ruling elite

Szczerbiak, Aleks (2015) Law and Justice’s stunning victory in Poland reflected widespread disillusionment with the country’s ruling elite. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (02 Nov 2015). Website.

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Abstract

What does the recent parliamentary election in Poland tell us about the country’s politics? Aleks Szczerbiak writes that the victory secured by the right-wing opposition party Law and Justice stemmed from widespread disillusionment with Poland’s ruling elite. He notes that the usual strategy employed by the ruling party, Civic Platform, of trying to mobilise the ‘politics of fear’ against Law and Justice was not successful this time. The election result heralds major changes on the political scene including a leadership challenge in Civic Platform, the emergence of new ‘anti-system’ and liberal political forces in parliament, and a period of soul searching for the marginalised Polish left.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 10:40
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2021 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70885

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