Polish People's Party "Piast"
|Polish People's Party "Piast"|
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Polish People's Party "Piast" or Polish Peasant Party "Piast" (Polish: Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe "Piast", PSL Piast) can refer to two parties, one from the interwar period of the Second Polish Republic (1913–1931), and a recent once founded in 2006. Piast refers to the medieval Piast dynasty, Poland's founding royal house.
PSL Piast (1913-1931)
PSL Piast was an important political party in the Second Polish Republic. It was created in 1913 and, after Poland regained independence in 1918, it formed a part of several governments, most notably after the Lanckorona Pact and in the Chjeno-Piast coalition. In 1931 it formed the People's Party. Its major politicians included: Wincenty Witos, Jakub Bojko, Jan Dąbski, Maciej Rataj and Władysław Kiernik.
PSL Piast (2006-present)
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