Liberty (Poland)

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Liberty
Wolność
Leader Janusz Korwin-Mikke
Founded 22 January 2015
Split from Congress of the New Right
Headquarters Warsaw
Ideology Libertarianism[1][2]
Conservative liberalism
Paleoconservatism[1]
Hard Euroscepticism[2][3]
Monarchism[citation needed]
Laissez-faire
Political position Right-wing[4][5]
International affiliation International Alliance of Libertarian Parties
Sejm
1 / 460
Senate
0 / 100
European Parliament
2 / 51
Regional assemblies
0 / 555
Website
www.wolnosc.pl

Liberty (Polish: Wolność) is a Polish right-libertarian and eurosceptic political party established in 2015 by Janusz Korwin-Mikke as a result of his removal from his former party, Congress of the New Right.[6] Among the party's other members are Przemysław Wipler, who held a seat in the Polish Sejm and Robert Iwaszkiewicz, Member of the European Parliament.

Until October 8, 2016, the party was known as Coalition for the Renewal of the Republic – Liberty and Hope.[7] The party's Polish name was originally a backronym of the founder's name (KORWiN).

Korwin-Mikke took part in presidential elections in 2015.[8]

As of December 2017, both the party's MEPs were under investigation by the European Anti-Fraud Office for fictitious employment of family members and friends as assistants, and the party was reported to be facing a fine as a result of the investigation.[9]

Election results[edit]

Sejm[edit]

Election year Number of
votes
Percentage of
vote
Number of
overall seats won
2015 722,999 4.76 (#7)
0 / 460

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chodakiewicz, Marek Jan (2 November 2015), "Ushering in Poland's Reagan Democrats", SFPPR News & Analysis, Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research 
  2. ^ a b Skwirczynski, Przemek (5 November 2015). "Poland back on her feet?". TheCommentator. 
  3. ^ "Polls differ on Poland's Sunday election". EurActiv.com. 23 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Nardelli, Alberto (22 October 2015). "Polish elections 2015: a guide to the parties, polls and electoral system". The Guardian. 
  5. ^ "Polish youth votes for conservatives". Radio Poland (TheNews.pl). 26 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Korwin-Mikke odsunięty z funkcji prezesa KNP z przyczyn osobistych? - GazetaPrawna.pl - biznes, podatki, prawo, finanse, wiadomości, praca". GazetaPrawna.pl. 2015-01-07. Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  7. ^ "Partia KORWiN zmieniła nazwę". TVN24.pl. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  8. ^ "Janusz Korwin-Mikke: Jeśli wygram będę silnym prezydentem, którego trzeba się bać [ZDJĘCIA+VIDEO". Polskatimes.pl. Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  9. ^ Gruca, Radosław. "To koniec partii Korwina!". fakt.pl. Fakt. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 

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