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Polish ruling coalition collapses

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Post 22 Sep 2006, 11:22
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Poland's ruling conservatives are setting about forming a new government after PM Jaroslaw Kaczynski said he would sack his left-wing deputy.

Andrzej Lepper had repeatedly criticised Mr Kaczynski's Law and Justice party over the budget.

Mr Lepper, a former pig farmer famous for organising farmers' protests, urged more help for rural areas and opposed sending extra troops to Afghanistan.

The ruling coalition has only been in power for four months.

Trading accusations

"I decided to ask the president to dismiss Andrzej Lepper," Mr Kaczynski said late on Thursday.

He said Mr Lepper had "gone back to his old practices of sowing discord".

In response, Mr Lepper accused the prime minister and his party of belittling him and not consulting him on major policy moves.

"They are not made for constructing, but for destroying. They will agree only with people who are on their knees before them," he said.

Mr Lepper is a populist who enjoys strong support in the country's poorer rural areas, the BBC's Adam Easton reports from Warsaw.

In recent days he has demanded increased public spending on social welfare, healthcare and pensions in next year's budget, our correspondent says.

Early elections

Mr Kaczynski said he would try to assemble a new parliamentary majority with breakaway members of Mr Lepper's Self-Defence Party and another small rural-based group, the Polish Peasant's Party.

Early elections, probably to be held in November, would be the only solution if that failed, he said.

But fresh elections are unlikely to solve Poland's political crisis, says our correspondent.

According to surveys, none of the major parties seems capable of winning a majority.


this is very interesting. if it collapses europe will have one ultra-right goverment less. the current ruling party is a member of european party known as Union for a Europe of Nations, which consists of post-fascist and ultra right parties, like italian national alliance and danish people's party. it appears there will be new elections if they do not assemble a new goverment coalition, which could result in their another victory and complete destruction of polish left. the only real polish left parties are samoobrona and SLD (which they attempting to delegalise due to its communist past) and bouth of them are not doing so well according to the reacent polls.
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Post 22 Sep 2006, 21:31
samoobrona has six of 54 seats in the current parlament and believes in socialism...apparently

it has 56 out of 460 members of the Polish Sejm
and it is the second largest party in the coalition government after PiS

the SLD aka the Democratic Left Alliance, is another one of those Socialist International, Successor to the communist party, Social democrats that we have talked so much about before....

So apparently the Samoobrona is larger and has closer to the left views.
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Post 22 Sep 2006, 21:47
ah, but SDL used to have 40% of seats before. left parties are currently in decline, samoobrona as well. i dont know much about polish politics, but i think SDL was more socialist than other post-communist parties, which is the reason they are trying to ban it.
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Post 06 Oct 2006, 17:51
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samoobrona has six of 54 seats in the current parlament and believes in socialism...apparently

Personally, I think that Samoobrona has got nothing with socialism. The leader of the party has been calling himself "a socialist" during presidental elections. After parlamentary elections the Samoobrona has joined the conservatists and nationalist goverment (Law and Justice party and Polish Families League). Few weeks ago "Samoobrona" has been kicked off from the coalition. For a half of year leader of the party keeps saying "I has always been a socialiberal" WTF is socialiberal?


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but i think SDL was more socialist than other post-communist parties, which is the reason they are trying to ban it.

ya joking right? SLD, for last four years has introduced antisocial and antiunion laws. SLD stopped the benefits for kids grown by one parent, crash national helf care. As well SLD was were calmly to the rising demands of catholic cler. Former leader of SLD, Leszek Miller, has been best friend (and vice versa) of one of the biggest polish capitalists- Jan Kulczyk.

New leader of SLD have called for refundation of party etc. yeah what's more they are remembering about working class always when the loss the elections.

Ah what's more, to the local authorities elections SLD and other petty small soc.dems (Union of Labour, Socialdemocracy of Poland, Democratic Party of Left, Reason of the Polish Left- all less than 1% votes) joined the coalition with the second liberal party- Democratic Party*.

That's why I recognise SLD the same as liberals, nationalists and conservatives. That's why I support Communist Party of Poland.

*We have got three liberal parties- Union of Realitstic Policy- ultraliberal belivers of Hayek, Friedman etc. participated in every elections since 1991, ultraconservative in the abortion,minorities law. Want to legalise all drugs from marijuana to the crack, nonparlamentar in their high in early 90, around 13 MP's then. Second liberal party is Civic Platform, very influentic, the second biggest party in the parlament, opposition, nowe gained more support than rulling conservatives. Third is Democratic Party, party of former solidarity celebrities, very liberal in economy in the homo marriages, abortion 50/50
, now in alliance with SLD and small soc. dem parties, nonparlamentary, formerly rulling in the 90, now about 7 MP's in the europarlament.

There are non leftist parties in the Sejm- in my opinion decision for a leftvinger is easy votes only for CPP and Progresive Labour.
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Post 28 May 2007, 21:28
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Do you have any links to English langauge artices/sites on the current Left in Poland, as well as articles that explain/defend and support ex-socialist Poland?
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