Real Politics Union

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Real Politics Union
Unia Polityki Realnej
President Bartosz Józwiak
Vice President Tomasz Pióro
Secretary General Tomasz Brzezina
Founded 14 November 1987 (as a society)
6 December 1990 (as a party)
Headquarters ul. Złota 7/18, 00-019 Warsaw
Ideology Libertarian conservatism[1]
Classical liberalism[2]
Political position Right-wing[3]
National affiliation National Movement
Party flag
UPR flag.svg
Politics of Poland
Political parties

The Real Politics Union (Polish: Unia Polityki Realnej, UPR) is a free market-emphasizing conservative political party in Poland. It is composed of conservatives, libertarians and monarchists. The party slogan is: "Liberty, Property, Justice".


The party's goals are to create a minimal state, restricted to basic functions such as:

  • Assuring citizen's safety.
  • Assuring required infrastructure to effective government operation.
  • Primary and secondary education financed by the government.
  • Minimum pension for retired people.
  • Funding healthcare for seriously ill and bedridden people.

Popular support and funding[edit]

The UPR consistently has the support of 1–2% of voters in general elections, too low to receive public funding under Polish electoral law. As a consequence, it has faced prolonged financial difficulties since its inception. In the 1991 legislative election, the party won 3 seats.

UPR's candidates commenced their political campaign from the conservative libertarian organisation Janusz Korwin-Mikke's Platform ("Platforma Janusza Korwin-Mikke"). The PJKM did not manage to cross the required 5% threshold in the 2005 parliamentary elections (it got only 1.57%).

In the most recent election, the UPR candidates campaigned in cooperation with the League of Polish Families but did not enter into a formal coalition.

The list on which both the UPR and the League appeared saw the UPR get 1.5% votes. This was insufficient to get any of their candidates into the lower house ("Sejm") and therefore the UPR remains unable to obtain public funding.


Party symbol[edit]

A special colour variation of St George's Cross is used here as a traditional symbol of a struggle for principles. The colours of the flag represent: a struggle for allegiance (blue), virtue (white) and liberty (black).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tóka, Gábor (1997). Political Parties in East Central Europe. Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies: Themes and Perspectives (Johns Hopkins University Press). p. 127. 
  2. ^ a b Hloušek, Vít; Kopeček, Lubomír (2010), Origin, Ideology and Transformation of Political Parties: East-Central and Western Europe Compared, Ashgate, p. 115 
  3. ^ a b Basista, Jakub (2005), Carlisle, Rodney P., ed., "Poland", The Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and the Right (Sage): 819 

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