POL 02 - February 20, 2008

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Unformatted text preview: 1 February 20, 2008 Democratization in Poland Democratic consolidation Early chao 1 Early chaos Long-term health First competitive elections to parliament in October 1991 Electoral system: PR with no threshold 2 Explosion of parties 1991 Elections to Sejm: 29 parties gained seats Percent vote Dem Union 12% DLAlliance 12% Conf. Ind. Pol. 9% Peasant Pty 9% Natl Christ. U 9% Percent seats 13% 13% 11% 11% 11% 3 Civic Alliance 9% Lib-dem Cong 7% Peasant Alliance 5% Solidarity 5% Beer Lovers Pty 3% German minor. 1% Others 13% 10% 8% 6% 6% 3% 2% 6% 2 Problems of 1991 Polish Parliament Tens of possible majority coalitions Unstable governmen 4 Unstable government Three PMs between October 1991 and September 1993 Political parties, 1991 Democratic reformers (right) Centrist parties 5 Leftist parties (former communists) Comparison of Policy Space in Russia and Poland Russia 6 Communism Unregulated market Center Poland 3 Some of the parties in the Sejm, 1991 1% UL 10% CA ( PM1 ) 11% CIP 7 Left social democratic Right market reformers 13% DLA 11% PPP ( PM2 ) 11% CIP 6% Sol 6% AA 11% CNU 1% PCD 4% BB 13% DU ( PM3 ) 8% LDC Center Suchocka center/right government Coalition members (% seats) Rightist parties Dem Union...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course POL 02 taught by Professor Andrews during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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