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Civic Platform
Civic Platform
(Polish: Platforma Obywatelska, PO)[nb 1] is a liberal-conservative[12][13][14][15] and Christian democratic[16][17] political party in Poland. Civic Platform
Civic Platform
came to power following the 2007 general election as the major coalition partner in Poland's government, with party leader Donald Tusk
Donald Tusk
as Prime Minister of Poland. Tusk was re-elected as Prime Minister in the 2011 general election but stepped down three years later to assume the post of President of the European Council. Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz
Ewa Kopacz
led the party in the 2015 general election but was defeated by the Law and Justice
Law and Justice
party. On 16 November 2015 Civic Platform
Civic Platform
government stepped down after exactly 8 years in power. In 2010 Civic Platform
Civic Platform
candidate Bronisław Komorowski was elected as President of Poland, but failed in running for re-election in 2015. PO is the second largest party in the Sejm, with 138 seats, and the Senate, with 33 seats. Civic Platform
Civic Platform
is a member of the European People's Party
European People's Party
(EPP). The party was formed in 2001 as a split from Solidarity Electoral Action (AWS), under the leadership of Andrzej Olechowski
Andrzej Olechowski
and Maciej Płażyński, with Donald Tusk
Donald Tusk
of the Freedom Union (UW). In the 2001 general election, PO emerged as the largest opposition party, behind the ruling centre-left party Democratic Left Alliance
Democratic Left Alliance
(SLD). PO remained the second-largest party at the 2005 general election, but this time behind the national-conservative party Law and Justice (PiS). In 2007, Civic Platform
Civic Platform
overtook PiS, now established as the two dominant parties, and formed a coalition government with the Polish People's Party. Following the Smolensk disaster of April 2010, Bronisław Komorowski
Bronisław Komorowski
became the first President from PO in the 2010 presidential election. Since its creation, the party has shown stronger electoral performances in the west and north of Poland.[18]

Contents

1 History 2 Ideology 3 Political support 4 Election results

4.1 Sejm 4.2 Senate 4.3 Presidential 4.4 Regional assemblies 4.5 European Parliament

5 Leadership

5.1 Chairmen 5.2 Current board

6 Notable politicians 7 See also 8 Notes 9 References 10 Sources 11 External links

History[edit] The Civic Platform
Civic Platform
was founded in 2001 as a split from existing parties. Founders Andrzej Olechowski, Maciej Płażyński, and Donald Tusk were sometimes jokingly called "the Three Tenors" by Polish media and commentators. Olechowski and Płażyński left the party during the 2001–2005 parliamentary term, leaving Tusk as the sole remaining founder, and current party leader. In 2009, in interviews to Rzeczpospolita daily newspaper and Polsat News (3 July 2009), General Gromosław Czempiński, who in 1972–1990 had been an agent of Communist secret services,[19] stated that the Civic Platform
Civic Platform
was his idea. "I can say that I participated in a number of discussions, above all, I had to convince Olechowski and Paweł Piskorski to an idea, which they excellently put into practice. I also talked to Donald Tusk", said Czempiński.[20][21] Czempinski's words were confirmed by Andrzej Olechowski
Andrzej Olechowski
(also an agent of Communist services, operational name "Must"),[22] who in an interview given to Gazeta Polska
Gazeta Polska
said: "General Czempinski surely participated in a way in forming such ideas ... I talked to General Czempinski about the newly created movement".[23] In the 2001 general election the party secured 12.6% of the vote and 65 deputies in the Sejm, making it the largest opposition party to the government led by the Democratic Left Alliance
Democratic Left Alliance
(SLD). In 2005, PO led all opinion polls with 26% to 30% of public support. However, in the 2005 general election, in which it was led by Jan Rokita, PO polled only 24.1% and unexpectedly came second to the 27% garnered by Law and Justice
Law and Justice
(PiS). A centre-right coalition of PO and PiS (nicknamed:PO-PiS) was deemed most likely to form a government after the election. Yet the putative coalition parties had a falling out in the wake of the fiercely contested Polish presidential election of 2005. Lech Kaczyński
Lech Kaczyński
(PiS) won the second round of the presidential election on 23 October 2005 with 54% of the vote, ahead of Tusk, the PO candidate. Due to the demands of PiS for control of all the armed ministries (the Defence Ministry, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the office of the Prime Minister, PO and PiS were unable to form a coalition. Instead, PiS formed a coalition government with the support of the League of Polish Families (LPR) and Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland (SRP). PO became the opposition to this PiS-led coalition government. The PiS-led coalition fell apart in 2007 amid corruption scandal with Andrzej Lepper
Andrzej Lepper
and Tomasz Lipiec[24] and internal leadership disputes. These events led to the new elections in 2007. In the 21 October 2007 parliamentary election, PO won 41.51% of the popular vote and 209 out of 460 seats (now 201) in the Sejm
Sejm
and 60 out of 100 seats (now 56) in the Senate of Poland. Civic Platform, now the largest party in both houses of parliament, subsequently formed a coalition with the Polish People's Party (PSL). At the Polish presidential election of 2010, following the Smolensk air disaster which killed the incumbent Polish president Lech Kaczyński, Tusk decided not to present his candidature, considered an easy possible victory over PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński. During the PO primary elections, Bronisław Komorowski
Bronisław Komorowski
defeated the Oxford-educated, PiS defector Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski. At the polls, Komorowski defeated Jarosław Kaczyński, ensuring PO dominance over the current Polish political landscape.[25] In November 2010, local elections granted Civic Platform
Civic Platform
about 30.1 percent of the votes and PiS at 23.2 percent, an increase for the former and a drop for the latter compared to the 2006 elections.[25] PO succeeded in winning four consecutive elections (a record in post-communist Poland), and Tusk remains as kingmaker. PO's dominance is also a reflection of left-wing weakness and divisions on both sides of the political scene, with PiS suffering a splinter in Autumn 2010.[25] The 9 October 2011 parliamentary election was won by Civic Platform with 39.18% of the popular vote, 207 of 460 seats in the Sejm, 63 out of 100 seats in the Senate.[26] In the 2014 European elections, Civic Platform
Civic Platform
came first place nationally, achieving 32.13% of the vote and returning 19 MEPs.[27] Ideology[edit] As a centre-right political party, Civic Platform
Civic Platform
has been described as liberal,[28][2][3] liberal-conservative,[14][15] conservative-liberal,[29][30][31] and Christian democratic.[16][17] Civic Platform
Civic Platform
combines ordoliberal stances on the economy with social conservative stances on social and ethical issues, including opposition to abortion, same-sex marriage, soft drug decriminalisation, euthanasia, fetal stem cell research, removal of crosses and other religious symbols in schools and public places, and partially to wide availability of in vitro fertilisation. The party also wants to criminalise gambling and supports religious education in schools and civil unions. Other socially conservative stances of the party include voting to ban designer drugs and amending the penal code to introduce mandatory chemical castration of paedophiles. It is somewhat less strident on social issues than Law and Justice, however. Despite declaring in the parliamentary election campaign the will to limit taxation in Poland
Poland
the Civic Platform
Civic Platform
has in fact increased it. The party refrained from implementing the flat tax, increasing instead the value-added tax from 22% to 23% in 2011.[32] It has also increased the excise imposed on diesel oil, alcoholic beverages, tobacco and coil.[33][34] The party has eliminated many tax exemptions.[35][36][37] Political support[edit]

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See also: Poland
Poland
A and B

Civic Platform's support is concentrated in the west and north of the country. Areas voting for Bronisław Komorowski
Bronisław Komorowski
in 2010 are shaded orange above.

Today, Civic Platform
Civic Platform
enjoys support among higher class constituencies. Professionals, academics, managers, businessman vote for the party in high numbers. People with university degree support party more than less educated ones. PO voters are these people who generally benefited from European integration and economic liberalisation since 1989 and are satisfied with their life standard. Many PO voters are social-liberals who value environmentalism, secularism and europeanisation. Conservatives used to vote for the party before PO moved sharply to the left on economic i.e. increase of taxes and social issues i.e. support for civil unions. Young people are another voting bloc that abandoned the party after their economic and social situation didn't improve significantly when PO was in the government. Areas that are more likely to vote for PO are west and north of the country, especially parts of former Prussia
Prussia
before 1918. Many of these people used to vote for Democratic Left Alliance
Democratic Left Alliance
before when that party enjoyed support and influence. Large cities in the whole country prefer this PO than rural areas and smaller towns. This is caused by the diversity, secular and social liberal urban voters tend to value. In the urban areas, conservative principles are much less identified by voters. Large cities in Poland
Poland
have a better economic situation what draws support to PO. Areas with higher concentration of minorities i.e. Germans or Belarusans support the party due to smaller emphasis on patriotism and national conservatism. Election results[edit] Sejm[edit]

Election year # of votes % of vote # of overall seats won +/– Govt?

2001 1,651,099 12.7 (#2)

65 / 460

Opposition

2005 2,849,259 24.1 (#2)

133 / 460

68 Opposition

2007 6,701,010 41.5 (#1)

209 / 460

76 Coalition

2011 5,629,773 39.2 (#1)

207 / 460

2 Coalition

2015 3,661,474 24.1 (#2)

138 / 460

69 Opposition

Senate[edit]

Election year # of overall seats won +/–

2001

2 / 100

As part of the Senate 2001 coalition, which won 15 seats.

2005

34 / 100

32

2007

60 / 100

26

2011

63 / 100

3

2015

34 / 100

29

Presidential[edit]

Election year Candidate 1st round 2nd round

# of overall votes % of overall vote # of overall votes % of overall vote

2005 Donald Tusk 5,429,666 36.3 (#1) 7,022,319 46.0 (#2)

2010 Bronisław Komorowski 6,981,319 41.5 (#1) 8,933,887 53.0 (#1)

2015 Supported Bronisław Komorowski 5,031,060 33.8 (#2) 8,112,311 48.5 (#2)

Regional assemblies[edit]

Election year % of vote # of overall seats won +/–

2002 12.1 (#4)

79 / 561

In coalition with Law and Justice.

2006 27.2 (#1)

186 / 561

2010 30.9 (#1)

222 / 561

36

2014 26.3 (#2)

179 / 555

43

European Parliament[edit]

Election year # of votes % of vote # of overall seats won +/–

2004 1,467,775 24.1 (#1)

15 / 54

2009 3,271,852 44.4 (#1)

25 / 50

10

2014 2,271,215 32.1 (#1)

19 / 51

6

Leadership[edit] Chairmen[edit]

Maciej Płażyński
Maciej Płażyński
(2001–2003) Donald Tusk
Donald Tusk
(2003–2014) Ewa Kopacz
Ewa Kopacz
(2014–2016) Grzegorz Schetyna
Grzegorz Schetyna
(2016–present)

Current board[edit]

Donald Tusk
Donald Tusk
– former chairman, former Prime Minister, current President of the European Council Grzegorz Schetyna
Grzegorz Schetyna
– chairman, former Acting President of Poland, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Deputy Prime Minister, former Minister of Interior and Administration Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz
– former vice chairman (2006-2017), Mayor of Warsaw Ewa Kopacz
Ewa Kopacz
– former chairman, former Prime Minister, vice chairman Elżbieta Bieńkowska
Elżbieta Bieńkowska
- former Deputy Prime Minister, former Minister of Infrastructure and Development, current European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services and European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship Waldy Dzikowski Urszula Augustyn Bogdan Borusewicz
Bogdan Borusewicz
- former Marshal of the Senate, vice chairman, deputy Marshal of the Senate Elżbieta Radziszewska
Elżbieta Radziszewska
– former Deputy Marshal of the Sejm Andrzej Czerwiński Cezary Grabarczyk
Cezary Grabarczyk
- former Minister of Justice Sławomir Nitras Tomasz Siemoniak
Tomasz Siemoniak
– former Deputy Prime Minister, former Minister of National Defense Andrzej Czuma Bronisław Komorowski
Bronisław Komorowski
– former President of Poland

Notable politicians[edit]

Bronisław Komorowski
Bronisław Komorowski
former President of Poland

Ewa Kopacz
Ewa Kopacz
former Prime Minister of Poland

Donald Tusk
Donald Tusk
former Prime Minister of Poland
Prime Minister of Poland
and President of the European Council

Jerzy Buzek
Jerzy Buzek
former President of the European Parliament
European Parliament
and former Prime Minister of Poland

Grzegorz Schetyna
Grzegorz Schetyna
former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Bogdan Borusewicz
Bogdan Borusewicz
former Marshal of the Senate

Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz
current Mayor of Warsaw

See also[edit]

List of Civic Platform
Civic Platform
politicians Politics of Poland List of political parties in Poland

Notes[edit]

^ The party is officially the Civic Platform
Civic Platform
of the Republic of Poland (Platforma Obywatelska Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej).

References[edit]

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Sources[edit]

Adam Zakowski, A leading force, Polityka, March 2009

External links[edit]

Official website (in Polish)

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Represented in the Sejm

Law and Justice
Law and Justice
(217) Civic Platform
Civic Platform
(136) Kukiz'15
Kukiz'15
(26) Modern (26) Polish People's Party
Polish People's Party
(15) Alliance (11) United Poland
Poland
(8) Free and Solidary
Free and Solidary
(6) Union of European Democrats
Union of European Democrats
(4) Real Politics Union
Real Politics Union
(3) Liberty (1) National Movement (1) Right Wing of the Republic
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Represented in the Senate

Law and Justice
Law and Justice
(58) Civic Platform
Civic Platform
(31) Alliance (5) United Poland
Poland
(2) Catholic-National Movement (1) Social Democracy of Poland
Poland
(1) White-Reds (1)

Represented in the European Parliament

Civic Platform
Civic Platform
(19) Law and Justice
Law and Justice
(17) Polish People's Party
Polish People's Party
(4) Democratic Left Alliance
Democratic Left Alliance
(3) Liberty (2) Congress of the New Right
Congress of the New Right
(2) Labour United
Labour United
(1) Right Wing of the Republic
Right Wing of the Republic
(1)

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German Minority (1)

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"Piast" Polish People's Party
Polish People's Party
"Wyzwolenie" Popular National Union Polish Socialist Party

Polish Socialist Party
Polish Socialist Party
– Freedom, Equality, Independence Polish Socialist Party
Polish Socialist Party
– Left Polish Socialist Party
Polish Socialist Party
of the Prussian Partition Polish Socialist Party
Polish Socialist Party
– Revolutionary Faction

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Party Presidents

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European Commissioners

José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso
(President) Andris Piebalgs
Andris Piebalgs
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Jyrki Katainen
(Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro) Michel Barnier
Michel Barnier
(Internal Market and Services) Algirdas Šemeta
Algirdas Šemeta
(Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud) Tonio Borg
Tonio Borg
(Health and Consumer Policy) Jacek Dominik (Financial Programming and the Budget) Kristalina Georgieva
Kristalina Georgieva
(International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response) Günther Oettinger
Günther Oettinger
(Energy) Johannes Hahn
Johannes Hahn
(Regional Policy) Connie Hedegaard
Connie Hedegaard
(Climate Action) Dacian Cioloș
Dacian Cioloș
(Agriculture and Rural Development) see Barroso II Commission

Heads of government at the European Council

Nicos Anastasiades
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Alexander Stubb
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Angela Merkel
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Antonis Samaras
(Greece) Viktor Orbán
Viktor Orbán
(Hungary) Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny
(Ireland) Laimdota Straujuma
Laimdota Straujuma
(Latvia) Pedro Passos Coelho
Pedro Passos Coelho
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Traian Băsescu
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Mariano Rajoy
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Wilfried Martens
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