Saturday, January 19, 2008
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 ⇒ means a reference to another party in that scheme. Parties included in this scheme do not necessarily label themselves as "liberal".
1938: Left wing liberals founded the Democratic Party (Stronnictwo Demokratyczne)
1939: The party is banned by the Germans
1945: The party is brought under communist control
1989: The party returned to a democratic profile
1991: The party entered the electoral committee of the conservative Liberal Democratic Congress
1997: The party entered the electoral committee of the liberal Freedom Union
2001: The party entered the electoral committee of the conservative liberal Civic Platform
2005: The party entered the electoral committee of the conservative liberal Civic Platform Democratic Party
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. Union of Real Politics
1990: Liberals supporters of the Solidarity Trade Union around Zbigniew Bujak, Władysław Frasyniuk, and Adam Michnik founded the Citizens Movement 'Democratic Action' (Ruch Obywatelski Akcja Demokratyczna/ROAD).
1991: A left-wing faction led by Bujak forms the Democratic Social Movement (Ruch Demokratyczno Społeczny) and the rest of the party merged into the Democratic Union (Unia Demokratyczna/UD). From Democratic Union to Democratic Party
Donald Tusk - Władysław Frasyniuk - Janusz Onyszkiewicz - Janusz Korwin-Mikke - Leszek Balcerowicz
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