Poland Together

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Poland Together United Right
Polska Razem Zjednoczona Prawica
Leader Jarosław Gowin
Vice Chairmen Adam Bielan
Marek Zagórski
Jadwiga Emilewicz
Marcin Ociepa
Founded 7 December 2013
Dissolved 4 November 2017
Merged into Alliance
Headquarters ul. Piękna 3/8
00-539 Warszawa
Youth wing Młoda Prawica
Ideology Conservative liberalism[1]
Soft euroscepticism
Political position Centre-right
National affiliation Parliamentary club
Law and Justice
European affiliation European Conservatives and Reformists
Colours Green, Blue
Website
polskarazem.pl//

Poland Together United Right (Polish: Polska Razem Zjednoczona Prawica) abbreviated to PR or PRZP, commonly known as Poland Together (Polish: Polska Razem), was a political party in Poland. The party was founded on 7 December 2013 by former Minister of Justice Jarosław Gowin and members of another centre-right political party Poland Comes First.[2]

Between 2013 and 2014, it had four members of the European Parliament: Adam Bielan, independent politician, initially from Law and Justice party, Paweł Kowal and Marek Migalski, who both joined from Poland Comes First, and Artur Zasada, who joined from Civic Platform. They sat in the European Conservatives and Reformists group.

In 2015, PR supported the victorious Law and Justice candidate for President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. Politics of Poland Together join the election Law and Justice lists in Polish parliamentary election, 2015 and gained 8 seats in Sejm and 6 in Senat. After elections some local politics were elected to parliament, 4 regional leaders of party got a seats in regional councils (sejmiks) and in total the party has 12 of them. President of the Poland Together Jarosław Gowin became deputy prime minister, and minister of Science and Higher Education, Piotr Dardziński became deputy minister of Gowin's ministry, Jadwiga Emilewicz became deputy minister of Development, Marek Zagórski became deputy minister of National Treasure, Adam Bielan was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Senate.

In October 2017, Gowin announced that at its next congress, PR would dissolve into a new party including elements from the Republican Association, libertarian activists and local government[3]. Shortly after this announcement, independent MP Magdalena Błeńska[4] and Senator Józef Zając[5] joined the party. At the congress on 4 November, PR officially dissolved and joined the new Alliance party[6].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Memches, Filip. "Kompleks pani Thatcher". rp.pl. Rzeczpospolita. Retrieved 24 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Polska Agencja Prasowa". Pap.pl. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Gowin: "4 listopada podczas kongresu Polski Razem zostanie zaprezentowana nowa formacja polityczna"". Wpolityce.pl. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "Troje posłów złożyło deklaracje przystąpienia do nowej formacji tworzonej przez Polskę Razem. Wśród nich Magdalena Błeńska". Wpolityce.pl. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  5. ^ Bartkiewicz, Artur. "Józef Zając, senator wybrany z list PSL, dołącza do partii Jarosława Gowina". Rp.pl. Rzeczpospolita. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "Polish conservative leader hails new centre-right Alliance party". Thenews.pl. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 

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