Civic Platform

political party in Poland

Civic Platform (Polish: Platforma Obywatelska) is a political party in Poland. It is currently the second largest political party in Poland.

Civic Platform
LeaderDonald Tusk
Founded24 January 2001 (24 January 2001)
Split fromSolidarity Electoral Action,
Freedom Union
IdeologyConservative liberalism[1]
Christian democracy
Political positionCentre-right[2][3]

The party gets a lot of its support from the north and west of Poland.

Some famous Civic Platform politicians include Donald Tusk, Jerzy Buzek, Ewa Kopacz, Bronisław Komorowski and Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz.

Beliefs Edit

The party supports the European Union.[4]

The party is against same-sex marriage, abortion,[5] euthanasia,[6] fetal stem cell research and the removal of religious symbols from schools.

References Edit

  1. Mart Laar. The Power of Freedom - Central and Eastern Europe after 1945. Unitas Foundation. p. 229. ISBN 978-9949-21-479-2.
  2. Nathaniel Copsey (2013). "Poland:An Awkward Partner Redeemed". In Simon Bulmer; Christian Lequesne (eds.). The Member States of the European Union (Second ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 191.
  3. Aleks Szczerbiak (2012). Poland Within the European Union: New awkward partner or new heart of Europe?. Routledge. p. 2.
  4. Ingo Peters (September 2011). 20 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Transitions, State Break-Up and Democratic Politics in Central Europe and Germany. BWV Verlag. p. 280. ISBN 978-3-8305-1975-1. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  5. "Tusk: Udało nam się ochronić kompromis". 13 April 2007. Archived from the original on 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2017-09-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. program_wyborczy_po7-ebook.pdf Archived 2021-04-21 at the Wayback Machine PDF. Retrieved 12 February 2019]

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