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Poland Together (Polish: Polska Razem, PR or PRZP), formally Poland Together United Right (Polska Razem Zjednoczona Prawica), was a conservative-liberal[2] political party in Poland. The party was founded on 7 December 2013 by former Minister of Justice and Civic Platform member Jarosław Gowin and members of centre-right political party Poland Comes First.[3]

Poland Together

Polska Razem
LeaderJarosław Gowin
Vice ChairmenAdam Bielan
Marek Zagórski
Jadwiga Emilewicz
Marcin Ociepa
Founded7 December 2013
Dissolved4 November 2017
Split fromCivic Platform
Merged intoAlliance
Headquartersul. Piękna 3/8
00-539 Warszawa
Youth wingMłoda Prawica
IdeologyConservative liberalism[1]
Euroscepticism
Political positionCentre-right
National affiliationParliamentary club
Law and Justice
European affiliationNone
European Parliament groupEuropean Conservatives and Reformists
ColoursGreen, Blue
Website
polskarazem.pl//

Between 2013 and 2014, it had four members of the European Parliament: Adam Bielan, independent politician, initially from Law and Justice party, Paweł Kowal and Marek Migalski, who both joined from Poland Comes First, and Artur Zasada, who joined from Civic Platform. They sat in the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) parliamentary group.

In the 2015 presidential election, PR supported the victorious Law and Justice candidate for President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. Politics of Poland Together join the election Law and Justice lists in Polish parliamentary election, 2015 and gained 8 seats in Sejm and 6 in Senat. After elections some local politics were elected to parliament, 4 regional leaders of party got a seats in regional councils (sejmiks) and in total the party has 12 of them. President of the Poland Together Jarosław Gowin became deputy prime minister, and minister of Science and Higher Education, Piotr Dardziński became deputy minister of Gowin's ministry, Jadwiga Emilewicz became deputy minister of Development, Marek Zagórski became deputy minister of National Treasure, Adam Bielan was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Senate.

In October 2017, Gowin announced that at its next congress, PR would dissolve into a new party including elements from the Republican Association, libertarian activists and local government.[4] Shortly after this announcement, independent MP Magdalena Błeńska[5] and Senator Józef Zając[6] joined the party. At the congress on 4 November, PR officially dissolved and joined the new Alliance party.[7]

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Election resultsEdit

SejmEdit

Election year # of
votes
% of
vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Govt?
2015 5,711,687 37.6 (#1) with Law and Justice
235 / 460
*
  78 Majority

*Only 217 of those were actually from the party. 9 of the elected were members of Solidarity for Poland, 8 were members of Poland Together and Jan Klawiter was a member of Right Wing of the Republic. Under an agreement between the two parties he is an independent in the Sejm (not affiliated to any parliamentary faction).[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Memches, Filip. "Kompleks pani Thatcher". rp.pl. Rzeczpospolita. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  2. ^ Dariusz Skrzypinski (2016). "Patterns of Recruitment of Polish Candidates in the 2014 European Parliament Elections". In Ruxandra Boicu; Silvia Branea; Adriana Stefanel. Political Communication and European Parliamentary Elections in Times of Crisis: Perspectives from Central and South-Eastern Europe. Palgrave Macmillan UK. p. 245. ISBN 978-1-137-58591-2.
  3. ^ "Polska Agencja Prasowa". Pap.pl. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  4. ^ "Gowin: "4 listopada podczas kongresu Polski Razem zostanie zaprezentowana nowa formacja polityczna"". Wpolityce.pl. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Troje posłów złożyło deklaracje przystąpienia do nowej formacji tworzonej przez Polskę Razem. Wśród nich Magdalena Błeńska". Wpolityce.pl. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  6. ^ Bartkiewicz, Artur. "Józef Zając, senator wybrany z list PSL, dołącza do partii Jarosława Gowina". Rp.pl. Rzeczpospolita. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Polish conservative leader hails new centre-right Alliance party". Thenews.pl. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  8. ^ Prawapolityka.pl Energetyka, samorządy, demografia – WYWIAD z dr Janem Klawiterem http://prawapolityka.pl/2015/11/energetyka-samorzady-demografia-wywiad-z-dr-janem-klawiterem/

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