Christian National Union
|Christian National Union|
|Founded||September 15, 1989|
|Politics of Poland
The Christian National Union (Polish: Zjednoczenie Chrześcijańsko-Narodowe), abbreviated to ZChN, is a Polish nationalist 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. It continued as a mass membership organisation, with 10,000 members in 2004.
In 2007, most ZChN politicians joined League of Polish Families.
- Wiesław Chrzanowski (1989–1994)
- Ryszard Czarnecki (1994–1996)
- Marian Piłka (1996–2000)
- Stanisław Zając (2000–2002)
- Jerzy Kropiwnicki (2002–2006)
- Jacek Szczot (2006–2007)
- Marian Papis (since 2009)
- Maher (2004), p. 3458
- 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.
- Maher (2004), p. 3459
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