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Tag: Poland elections

  • Thursday, November 14th 2019 - 18:30 UTC

    As populism advances, beware of the Polish secret

    In the recent Polish election, the populist Law and Justice Party won 43.6% of the vote in an election that saw the biggest turnout since fall of Communism in 1989

    By Gwynne Dyer – There is a tension at the heart of populist political parties that may ultimately lead most of them to electoral defeat. They depend heavily on the votes of the old, the poor and the poorly educated — “I love the poorly educated,” as Donald Trump once put it — but they are also right-wing parties that do not like what they call “socialism.” (Other people call it the welfare state.)