People's Party (Poland)
|Politics of Poland
In 1931 it was created from the merger of three other, smaller, peasant-based parties: Polish People's Party "Piast" (PSL "Piast"), Polish People's Party "Wyzwolenie" (PSLW) and Stronnictwo Chłopskie (SCh).
After the end of the war, the People's Party under the leadership of Wincenty Witos decided to support Stanisław Mikołajczyk. However at the same time Polish communists named one of their proxy parties Stronnictwo Ludowe, and the old People's Party, now loyal to Mikołajczyk, changed its name into Polish People's Party (PSL).
After Mikołajczyk's defeat due to vote-rigging by communists in the Polish legislative election, 1947, the remains of the Polish People's Party were merged (in 1949) into the communist-allied United People's Party (ZSL).
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