Democratic Union (Poland)

The Democratic Union (Polish: Unia Demokratyczna) was a liberal Christian-democratic party in Poland. The party was founded in 1991 by Prime Minister, Christian democrat Tadeusz Mazowiecki as a merger of the Citizens' Movement for Democratic Action (Ruch Obywatelski Akcja Demokratyczna) and the Forum of Right Democrats (Forum Prawicy Demokratycznej).

Democratic Union

Unia Demokratyczna
ChairmanTadeusz Mazowiecki
FoundedMay 1991
DissolvedApril 23, 1994 (1994-04-23)
Merger ofCitizens' Movement for Democratic Action
Forum of the Democratic Right
Split fromSolidarity Citizens' Committee
Merged intoFreedom Union
IdeologyLiberalism
Christian democracy
Political positionCentre
Timeline of Polish liberal parties after 1989
Citizens' Movement for Democratic Action /ROAD (1990-1991)
Liberal Democratic Congress /KLD (1990-1994)
Democratic Union /UD (1991-1994)
Freedom Union /UW (1994-2005)
Democratic Party /PD (2005- )
Palikot's Movement /RP (2011-2013)
Your Movement /TR (2013- )
Modern/.N (2015- )

The party had a market-socialist profile with Christian-democratic influence. Important members were Bronisław Geremek, Jacek Kuroń, Adam Michnik, Hanna Suchocka, Jan Rokita and Aleksander Hall.

In 1994 the party merged with the Liberal Democratic Congress into the Freedom Union (Unia Wolności).

Election resultsEdit

SejmEdit

Election year # of
votes
% of
vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
1991 1,382,051 12.3 (#1)
62 / 460
  13[1]
1993 1,460,957 10.6 (#3)
74 / 460
  12

SenateEdit

Election year # of
overall seats won
+/–
1991
21 / 100
1993
4 / 100
  17

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Posłowie X kadencji (Members of the X Sejm)". Sejm.gov.pl. Retrieved 8 January 2015.