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Beyond Opposition – How to Break Conservative Rule in Poland

Despite mass protests, Poland’s ruling party retains its popularity and grip on power. How can its dominance be countered?

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“Let’s Not Leave Emotion to the Populists!”

How is Poland’s ruling party managing to retain popularity despite mass protests, and how can its progressive parties learn to tap into people’s emotions?

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Poles Apart

Despite provoking huge protests in recent years, Poland’s right-wing government does well in the polls – how can we account for this? Where is its liberal opposition and Brussels going wrong?

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Deals with Dinosaurs: the DUP

The UK election result forced the Conservative Party into a deal with a little-known Northern Irish party – who are they? A comparative look with Poland.

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Poland: a Vicious Cycle of Disdain

Poland’s increasingly polarised political discourse, an increasing state grip on the media, and how to break the pattern.

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“We Need to Bring Back the Sublime in Politics”

The anti-government protests in Poland seem quite disconnected from the legacy of Solidarity, which seems to have been left behind, while it remains to be seen whether the emergence of new political actors signals a genuine shift in the political landscape. An interview with Sociologist Jan Sowa by Claudia Ciobanu.

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In Poland, Right-wing parties (PiS) won the parliamentary elections on 25th October, leaving the centre-Right coalition (PO and PSL) that led the country for eight years in the opposition, and the Left out of the Parliament completely. But elections do not tell the whole story. The Polish political scene is changing. Parties of change and changes of parties animated the elections of this year. Citizens cast their complaints in the ballot box. Greens will need to draw lessons and determine their angle of attack for the future.

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