Polish People's Party "Wyzwolenie"

Polish Peasant Party "Wyzwolenie" or Polish People's Party "Wyzwolenie"[1] (Polish: Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe "Wyzwolenie", abbreviated as PSL Wyzwolenie) was a political party from the interwar period of the Second Polish Republic (1915–1931).

Polish People's Party "Wyzwolenie"
Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe "Wyzwolenie"
Founded1915
Dissolved1931
Merged intoPeople's Party
HeadquartersWarsaw, Poland
IdeologyAgrarianism
Agrarian socialism
Secularism
Political positionCentre-left

It was formed in 1915 by several peasant parties in Kingdom of Poland. In comparison to Polish People's Party "Piast", it was a left-wing party, and an ally of Polish Socialist Party (Polska Partia Socjalistyczna). PSL Wyzwolenie supported the May Coup in 1926, but soon afterwards distanced itself from Sanation and joined the opposition. In 1931 it merged with several other parties forming the People's Party (Stronnictwo Ludowe).

Important politicians included:

Election resultsEdit

SejmEdit

Year Popular vote % of vote Seats Seat change
1919 839,914 15.05 (#2)
59 / 394
n/a
1922 963,385 10.99 (#4)
49 / 444
  10
1928 834,710 7.27 (#5)
40 / 444
  9
1930 1,965,864 17.3 (#2)
15 / 444
  25
As part of the Centrolew coalition, which won 79 seats in total.

SenateEdit

Year Popular vote % of vote Seats Seat change
1922 529,675 9.43 (#4)
8 / 111
n/a
1928 391,918 6.13 (#6)
7 / 111
  1
1930 As part of the Centrolew coalition, which won 13 seats in total.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wyzwolenie is Polish for Liberation, and many sources translate the party's name fully as Polish Peasant Party "Liberation" or Polish People's Party "Liberation"