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Encyclopedia > Civic Platform
Civic Platform
Civic Platform's logo
Leader Donald Tusk
Founded 19 January 2001
Headquarters Władysław Anders st. 21 00-159 Warsaw
Official ideology/
political position
Christian democracy, Liberal conservatism
European Parliament Group European People's Party-European Democrats
Website www.platforma.org

Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska, PO), is a Christian-democratic and liberal-conservative Polish political party. Since the 2007 general election, it is the largest party in Sejm. Image File history File links PO_logo. ... Donald Franciszek Tusk (IPA: [], born 22 April 1957, Gdańsk) is a conservative-liberal Polish politician, co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska), and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Warsaw (disambiguation) and Warszawa (disambiguation). ... Christian democracy is a diverse political ideology and movement. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The European Peoples Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats is a group in the European Parliament. ... Christian democracy is a diverse political ideology and movement. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Political parties in Poland lists political parties in Poland. ... Early parliamentary elections for both houses of parliament (Sejm and Senat) were held in Poland on 21 October 2007 after the Sejm voted for its own dissolution on 7 September 2007. ... The Sejm building in Warsaw For the Lithuanian and Latvian parliaments, see Seimas and Saeima. ...


Civic Platform is a member of the European People's Party (EPP). The European Peoples Party (EPP) is the largest transnational European political party. ...

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History

Civic Platform was founded in 2001 by Andrzej Olechowski, Maciej Płażyński and Donald Tusk, sometimes jokingly called "the Three Tenors" by Polish media and commentators. Olechowski and Płażyński left the party during the 2001-2005 parliamentary term, leaving Donald Tusk as the sole remaining founder, and current party leader. Andrzej Olechowski (b. ... Maciej PÅ‚ażyÅ„ski (born February 10, 1958 in MÅ‚ynary) is a Polish conservative-liberal politician. ... Donald Franciszek Tusk (IPA: [], born 22 April 1957, GdaÅ„sk) is a conservative-liberal Polish politician, co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska), and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland. ... Donald Franciszek Tusk (IPA: [], born 22 April 1957, GdaÅ„sk) is a conservative-liberal Polish politician, co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska), and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland. ...


In the 2001 general election the party scored 12.6% and won 58 deputies in the Sejm, making it the largest party in opposition to the government led by the Democratic Left Alliance. Sejm election German Minority - 2 MPs Senat election Categories: Politics of Poland | 2001 elections | Elections in Poland ... The Sejm building in Warsaw. ... Democratic Left Alliance (Polish: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, SLD) is a Polish social democratic political party. ...


In 2005, the PO led all opinion polls with 26% to 30% support, however in the 2005 general election, in which it was led by Jan Rokita, the PO scored 24.1% and came second only to Law and Justice (PiS), which took 27,0%. A coalition of PO and PiS was expected to be the most likely government to form after the election. The putative coalition parties had a falling out, however, related to the fierce contest for the Polish presidency. Parliamentary elections for both houses of the Parliament of Poland were held on September 25, 2005. ... Jan Rokita Jan Rokita (born June 18, 1959 in Kraków) is a Polish liberal-conservative politician, a member of Sejm, the lower chamber of the Polish parliament, and chairman of the parliamentery club of Platforma Obywatelska (Citizens Platform). ... Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS) is a Polish political party. ... Presidential elections were held in Poland on October 9 and October 23, 2005. ...


In the end, Lech Kaczyński (PiS) won the second round of the presidential election on 23 October 2005 with 54.0% of the vote, ahead of Donald Tusk, the PO candidate. As a result, PiS chose instead to govern with the support of the Christian-nationalist League of Polish Families and the agrarian-populist Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland parties. The PO became the Opposition to this PiS-led coalition government.  , IPA: [] (born June 18, 1949) is the President of the Republic of Poland and a politician of the conservative party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice, PiS.) KaczyÅ„ski served as President of Warsaw from 2002 until December 22, 2005, the day before his presidential inauguration. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Donald Franciszek Tusk (IPA: [], born 22 April 1957, GdaÅ„sk) is a conservative-liberal Polish politician, co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska), and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland. ... The League of Polish Families (Liga Polskich Rodzin, or LPR) is a national conservative political party in Poland. ... Self-Defence of the Republic of Poland (Samoobrona Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej, SRP)[1] is an agrarian political party and trade union in Poland. ...


This coalition fell apart in 2007 amid corruption scandals and internal leadership disputes. These events led to the new elections. In the 21 October 2007 National Assembly election, the party won 41.51 % of the popular vote and 209 out of 460 seats in the Sejm and 60 out of 100 seats in the Senate of Poland. Civic Platform defeated the PiS in these elections and subsequently formed a government along with the People's Party. Early parliamentary elections for both houses of parliament (Sejm and Senat) were held in Poland on 21 October 2007 after the Sejm voted for its own dissolution on 7 September 2007. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Early parliamentary elections for both houses of parliament (Sejm and Senat) were held in Poland on 21 October 2007 after the Sejm voted for its own dissolution on 7 September 2007. ... The Sejm building in Warsaw. ... The Polish Senate The Senate (Senat) is the upper house of the Polish parliament. ... The Polish Peasant Party (Polish: Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe) is a political party in Poland. ...


Ideology

Civic Platform is a Christian-democratic and liberal conservative party, combining liberal stances on the economy with conservative stances on social and ethical issues, including opposition to abortion, gay marriage, euthanasia and fetal stem cell research. Christian democracy is a diverse political ideology and movement. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Social conservatism generally refers to a political ideology or personal belief system that advocates the conservation or resurrection of what one, or ones community, considers to be traditional morality and social structure. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... For mercy killings not performed on humans, see Animal euthanasia. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ...


Core proposals in the party program include:

A flat tax, also called a proportional tax, is a system that taxes all entities in a class (typically either citizens or corporations) at the same rate (as a proportion on income), as opposed to a graduated, or progressive, scheme. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Corporate tax refers to direct taxes charged by various jurisdictions on the profits made by companies or associations. ... vat can be a type of barrel used for storage. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a state or province. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ... The Sejm building in Warsaw. ... Parliamentary immunity is a system in which members of the parliament are granted partial immunity from prosecution. ... An example of a plurality ballot. ... Proportional representation (sometimes referred to as full representation, or PR), is a category of electoral formula aiming at a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (grouped by a certain measure) obtain in elections and the percentage of seats they receive (usually in legislative assemblies). ... This article is in need of attention. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        Monetary policy is the process by which the government, central bank... The National Bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski in Polish), is the central bank of Poland. ...

Leadership

Chairmen

Maciej Płażyński (born February 10, 1958 in Młynary) is a Polish conservative-liberal politician. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Donald Franciszek Tusk (IPA: [], born 22 April 1957, Gdańsk) is a conservative-liberal Polish politician, co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska), and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Current Board

Donald Franciszek Tusk (IPA: [], born 22 April 1957, Gdańsk) is a conservative-liberal Polish politician, co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska), and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland. ... Waldy Dzikowski (born July 23, 1959 in Wschowa) is a Polish politician. ... Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (born November 4, 1952 in Warsaw) is a Polish politician and since December 2, 2006 the President of Warsaw. ... For other uses, see Warsaw (disambiguation) and Warszawa (disambiguation). ... ... Jacek Saryusz-Wolski (born September 19, 1948) is a Polish diplomat, politician and a MEP: member of the European Parliament (elected on 13 June 2004). ... Tomasz Tomczykiewicz (born March 02, 1961 in Pszczyna) is a Polish politician. ... Grzegorz Schetyna (born February 18, 1963 in Opole) is a Polish politician. ... Mirosław Drzewiecki is a Polish politician, representing Platforma Obywatelska. ... Zbigniew Chlebowski (born March 08, 1964 in Żarów) is a Polish politician. ... Urszula Augustyn (born September 01, 1964 in Tarnów) is a Polish politician. ... Bogdan Zdrojewski (born May 18, 1957) was the first president of Wrocław after the fall of communism in Poland. ... Andrzej Czerwiński (born November 08, 1954 in Nowy Sącz) is a Polish politician. ... Cezary Grabarczyk (born April 26, 1960 in Łódź) is a Polish politician. ... Sławomir Nitras (born April 26, 1973 in Połczyn Zdrój) is a Polish politician. ... Sławomir Nowak (born December 11, 1974 in Gdańsk) is a Polish politician. ...

See also

Politics of Poland takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... Political parties in Poland lists political parties in Poland. ...

External links

  • Official website

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