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Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland

Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland (SdRP) (Polish: Socjaldemokracja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, SdRP) was a social-democratic political party in Poland created in 1990, shortly after the Revolutions of 1989. The party was the main party of the successor parties to the Polish United Workers Party (PZPR).

Social Democracy of
the Republic of Poland

Socjaldemokracja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
LeaderAleksander Kwaśniewski
Founded28 January 1990[1]
Dissolved15 April 1999
Preceded byPolish United Workers' Party (de facto)
Merged intoDemocratic Left Alliance
HeadquartersWarsaw
IdeologySocial democracy
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationDemocratic Left Alliance (1990-99)
International affiliationSocialist International
ColoursRed

Among the creators and leading figures of SdRP were the former Polish president Aleksander Kwaśniewski, former speaker of the Sejm Józef Oleksy and former Prime Minister Leszek Miller.

On 15 April 1999, the SdRP was folded into the Democratic Left Alliance.[2]

The former headquarters of Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland (now HQ of the Democratic Left Alliance) in Rozbrat street in Warsaw

ReferencesEdit

Timeline of Polish socialist/social democratic parties after 1986
Polish Socialist Party (1987–)
Polish Social Democratic Union (1990–92)
Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland (1990–99)
Democratic-Social Movement (1991–93)
Labour Union (1992–)
National Party of Retirees and Pensioners (1994–)
Democratic Left Alliance (1999–)
Reason Party (2002–13)
Social Democracy of Poland (2004–)
Union of the Left (2004–)
Polish Left (2008–)
Razem (2015–)
  1. ^ Columbus, Frank H. (1998). Central and Eastern Europe in Transition. Nova Publishers. ISBN 9781560725961.
  2. ^ Eliaeson, Sven (2009-03-26). Building Civil Society and Democracy in New Europe. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 9781443808965.