United Poland (Polish: Solidarna Polska, abbreviated to SP, alternatively translated as "Solidarity Poland" or "Solidary Poland") is a right-wing, Catholic-nationalist political party in Poland. It is allied with Law and Justice (PiS), as part of United Right currently ruling in Poland.
|Founded||24 March 2012|
|Split from||Law and Justice|
|Political position||Right-wing to far-right|
|National affiliation||United Right|
|European affiliation||Movement for a Europe of Liberties and Democracy (2011–15)|
|European Parliament group||European Conservatives and Reformists (2009–2012)|
Europe of Freedom and Democracy (2012–2014)
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2 / 100
0 / 51
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The party is socially conservative. It is opposed to abortion and euthanasia, and supports extending maternity leave to nine months. Its staunch opposition to same-sex marriage was cited as a main reason it left the ECR group in the European Parliament.
Economically the party is favor of economic nationalism, calling for government intervention in the economy, especially tax policy. The party has called for a 'fat cat' tax on big companies, including supermarkets, and backs higher taxes on those that earn over 10,000 złotych (€2,400) a month. It opposes the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland.
After Ziobro and fellow MEPs Tadeusz Cymański and Jacek Kurski were ejected from PiS for disloyalty on 4 November 2011, Ziobro's supporters within PiS formed a new group in the Sejm. Despite claims that the new group was not attempting to form a new party, the MPs were expelled from Law and Justice.
On 26 December, their MEPs left the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) to join the Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group in opposition to the ECR's more liberal stance on gay marriage, its support for the EU's climate change policy, and its advocacy of cuts to the Common Agricultural Policy.
The party was officially launched on 24 March 2012. At the time, opinion polls put the party on just 2%.
Members of the SejmEdit
|Election year||# of
overall seats won
|2015||within Law and Justice||
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