Christian National Union

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Christian National Union
Zjednoczenie Chrześcijańsko-Narodowe
President Marian Papis
Founder Wiesław Chrzanowski
Founded September 15, 1989 (1989-09-15)
Dissolved 2007
Headquarters Warsaw
Ideology Polish nationalism
National conservatism
Christian democracy
Christian right
Political position Right-wing
Religion Roman Catholicism
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Colours Blue
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The Christian National Union (Polish: Zjednoczenie Chrześcijańsko-Narodowe), abbreviated to ZChN,[1] is a Polish nationalist[2] political party in Poland. Founded on 15 September 1989, the party traced its tradition to the Solidarity movement, as well as pre-war National Democracy and Polish Christian Democratic Party.

The party adhered to the Christian right, advocating social conservatism. From its foundation until 1994, the party was led by Wiesław Chrzanowski, who was Marshal of the Sejm until 1993. The ZChN founded the Alliance for Poland with the Centre Alliance. The party joined the larger centre-right Solidarity Electoral Action, and remained as one of four parties in the organisation when it was reformed in December 2000.[3] It continued as a mass membership organisation, with 10,000 members in 2004.[1]

In 2007, most ZChN politicians joined League of Polish Families.

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  1. ^ a b Maher (2004), p. 3458
  2. ^ Janusz Bugajski (1995). Ethnic Politics in Eastern Europe: A Guide to Nationality Policies, Organizations, and Parties. M.E. Sharpe. pp. 464–. ISBN 978-0-7656-1911-2. 
  3. ^ Maher (2004), p. 3459