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Legislative elections: Sejm, 4-year term, 5% threshold (combined lists 8%), party-list proportional representation system
           · President: Bronislaw Komorowski (PO) (interim) · Prime Minister: Donald Tusk (PO) · Government: PO, PSL

Party Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2007 Seats 2005 Seats
Platforma Obywatelska (PO) <
Civic Platform
Conservatism; Christian democracy, Economic liberalism  EPP
2001
41,5% 209 24,1% 133
Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS) <
Law and Justice
National conservatism; Christian democracy, Social conservatism AECR
2001
 32,1% 166  27,0% 155
Lewica i Demokraci (LiD)
Left and Democrats
(dissolved in 2008)
Social democracy; Social liberalism
 
-
2007
13,2% 53 - -
Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej (SLD) <
Democratic Left Alliance
Social democracy
 
PES, SI
1999
- 40 11,3% 55
Socjaldemokracja Polska (SDPL) <
Social Democracy of Poland
Social democracy
 
-
2004
- 10 3,9% -
Unia Pracy (UP) <
Labour Union
Social democracy
 
PES, SI
1992
- 0 -
Partija Demokratyczna (PD) <
Democratic Party
Social liberalism
 
ELDR
2005
- 3 2,5% -
Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe (PSL) <
Polish People's Party
Agrarianism; Centrism, Christian democracy EPP
1895
8,9% 31 7,0% 25
Samoobrona Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej (SRP) <
Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland
Agrarianism; Left-wing nationalism
 
-
1992
1,5% - 11,4% 56
Liga Polskich Rodzin (LPR) <
League of Polish Families
Christian right; Nationalism, Far right
 
-
2001
1,3% - 8,0% 34
German Minority Electoral Committee < - - 0,2% 1 0,3% 2
Others - - 1,3% - 4,5% -
Total - - - 460 - 460
Turnout - - 53,8% 40,6%

 © 2007
2006-2012 zentele.de. Source: National Electoral Commission (http://wybory2007.pkw.gov.pl). Archive: Elections 1991-2001.