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League of Polish Families (Liga Polskich Rodzin) is a In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. It is usually, but not always, associated with conservatism. (See political spectrum and left-right politics for a... right-wing and Populism is a political ideology or rhetorical style that holds that the common person is oppressed by the elite in society, which exists only to serve its own interests, and therefore, the instruments of the State need to be grasped from this self-serving elite and instead used for the... populist opposition party in the The Republic of Poland, a democratic country with a population of 38,626,349 and area of 312,685 km², is located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania... Polish Parliament. It was created just before the elections in 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. By strict interpretation of the Gregorian Calendar, 2001 is also the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd millenium. Popular culture, however, often views the year 2000 as holding this distinction. 2001 is also the year... 2001 and gained 8% of the votes.

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History

Their leader is Roman Giertych. His father Maciej Giertych is a Polish politician, who was a member of the Sejm, the lower house of Polish parliament from 2001 to 2004, and has been a member of the European Parliament for the League of Polish Families (LPR) since 13 June 2004. He graduated from Oxford University, got his... Maciej Giertych is a parliament deputy in the same party as his son. Roman Giertych's grandfather was a deputy to the parliament of the Second Polish Republic 1921-1939 Polish statehood See also Polish history series Kingdom of Poland (Piasts) Kingdom of Poland (Jagiellonian) Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Duchy of Warsaw Congress Poland Grand Duchy of Poznań Free City of Kraków Kingdom of Poland Second Polish Republic Polish government-in-exile People... Second Polish Republic before the Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. August 9, 1945 World War II was a global conflict that started in 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the... World War II, and a member of the National Democracy, a group that initially stayed close to History of Russia Early East Slavs Khazars Kievan Rus Volga Bulgaria Mongol invasion Golden Horde Muscovy Khanate of Kazan Khanate of Astrakhan Siberia Khanate Crimean Khanate Imperial Russia Revolution of 1905 Revolution of 1917 Civil War Soviet Union Russian Federation Imperial Russia is the term used to cover the period... Imperial Russia's interests in Poland. Roman Giertych graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He studied both Law and History. Then he started cooperation with Polish National Democrats such as Jan Łopuszański, Antoni Macierewicz, Gabryjel Janowski and others. Some of the press believe that his party is affiliated with father Tadeusz Rydzyk, director of the Catholic radio station Radio Maryja, hugely popular among older people, though sometimes criticized by top The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. Members generally prefer the term Catholic Church, but this term has multiple meanings (see Catholicism); the term Roman Catholic Church is used in this article to avoid... Church authorities in Poland. However, it has never been proved that the party is in any way founded by him. Soon after the election in 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. By strict interpretation of the Gregorian Calendar, 2001 is also the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd millenium. Popular culture, however, often views the year 2000 as holding this distinction. 2001 is also the year... 2001 a group of deputies separated from LPR, creating a new party known now as Porozumienie Polskie (Polish Circle) with the leader Jan Łopuszański.


In the Politics of the European Union European constitution European Parliament Council of the European Union European Council European Commission Political parties in the European Union European Parliament party groups Elections in the European Union: 2004 Elections to the European Parliament were held from June 10, 2004 to June 13, 2004 in... 2004 elections to the European Parliament LPR received 16% votes which gave it 15 out of 54 seats reserved for Poland in The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. Together with the Council of Ministers, it comprises the legislative branch of the institutions of the Union. It meets in two locations: Brussels and Strasbourg. The European Parliament cannot... European Parliament. This made the LPR the second largest party in Poland in that election, second only to the This article is part of or related to the Liberalism series Liberalism Contributions to liberal theory Liberalism worldwide List of liberal parties Liberal International - ELDR Liberal democracy The term neoliberalism is used to describe a political-economic philosophy that had major implications for government policies beginning in the 1970s –... liberal Citizens Platform (Platforma Obywatelska) is a Polish conservative- liberal political party, modelled after the two main American parties. It is the first (and as of 2001 the only) Polish party which has chosen candidates for Parliament using a pre-election process. Contents // 1 Founders 2 Political program 3 Leaders 4... Platforma Obywatelska, and well ahead of the ruling left-wing Alliance of the Democratic Left ( Polish: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, SLD) is one of the main Polish social democratic political parties, established on April 15, 1999. Most of its members had previously been members of SdRP ( Socjaldemokracja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej - Socialdemocracy of the Republic of Poland). SdRP and some other socialist and... Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, the populist Self-Defense of the Polish Republic ( Polish: Samoobrona Rzeczypospolitiej Polskiej, SRP) is a political party and trade union in Poland. The party is led by Andrzej Lepper. After the 2001 elections, it has 53 out of 460 members of the Polish Sejm, and 2 members of the 100 in the... Samoobrona and the Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. There are also a number of Conservative political parties in various countries. All of these are primarily (though not necessarily exclusively) identified with the political right. While the intellectual roots of conservatism date back centuries... conservative Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) (PiS) is a Polish central- right political party, established in 2001, by the Kaczyński brothers: Lech, the former justice minister and the current mayor of the capital, Warsaw, and Jarosław, who is the President of the party. A... Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc. However, two notable features of that election were the low overall turnout (less than 20% of eligible voters) and the apparent very high average age of LPR voters. Thus, the long-term significance of the LPR's strong performance in that election is as yet unclear.


Political agenda

The political agenda is Christian left. However, recently the party has begun to try to claim it is from the patriotic right. The party combines Social conservatism is a belief in traditional morality and social mores and the desire to preserve these in present day society, often through civil law or regulation. Social change is generally regarded as suspect, while social values based on tradition are generally regarded as tried, tested and true. It is... social conservatism with Isolationism is a diplomatic policy whereby a nation seeks to avoid alliances with other nations. Most nations are not in a political position to maintain strict isolationist policies for extended periods of time, even though most nations have historical periods where isolationism is popular. Contents // 1 United States Isolationism 2... isolationism and In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... left-wing Economics (in Greek Οικονομικά) derives from the Greek word Eco(οίκω=house) and nemo(νέμω=distribute) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources through measurable variables. This involves analysing the production... economic policies, based upon its own interpretation of Catholic Social Teaching encompasses the teaching of the Catholic Church on all matters dealing with the collective aspect of humanity. Its fundamental principles are: Human life is sacred: this is the foundation for the other principles. Human rights: Every person has a fundamental right to life. The Catholic church condemns... Roman Catholic social doctrine. The party is fiercely Euroscepticism is scepticism about, or disagreement with, the purposes of the European Union, sometimes coupled with a desire to preserve national sovereignty. Protesters in Warsaw Contents // 1 Eurosceptic influences on European politics 2 Eurosceptic issues 2.1 Centralisation 2.2 Compromising sovereignty 2.3 Harmonising of justice and home affairs... anti-European Union and is the only significant political force in Poland that is unconditionally against Polish membership in the The European Union or EU is an intergovernmental organisation of European countries, which currently has 25 member states. The Union was established under that name by the Treaty on European Union (commonly known as the Maastricht Treaty) in 1992. However, many aspects of the EU existed before that date through... European Union, believing that a union formed from the ground up by This article is part of or related to the Liberalism series Liberalism Liberalism worldwide List of liberal parties Liberal International - ELDR Liberal democracy List of liberal theorists A short liberal bibliography Social liberalism is either a synonym for new liberalism or a label used by progressive liberal parties in order... social liberals can never be reformed.


The party attracts voters who feel lost in the political transformation which have occurred in Poland since 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Years: 1986 1987 1988 - 1989 - 1990 1991 1992 Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s - 1980s - 1990s 2000s 2010s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1989 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology Aviation - Rail... 1989, but are unwilling to vote for the This article is part of the Communism series. Schools of communism Marxism Leninism Trotskyism Marxism-Leninism Stalinism Maoism Anarcho-Communism Titoism Left communism Council communism Eurocommunism Communist parties Cuba China Vietnam USSR Yugoslavia USA Germany Italy Indonesia Socialist States Cuba Vietnam North Korea Laos Socialist Revolutions Nepal Civil War Other... Communists. Unlike many similar parties, LPR has not been involved in any political scandals.


Leaders

  • Roman Giertych (born 27 February 1971 in Śrem, Greater Poland Voivodship) is a Polish nationalist politician, member of Sejm, lower house of Polish parliament (elected 2001), and chairman of League of Polish Families party. Biography Roman Giertych comes from a famous Polish nationalist politicians family: he is a son... Roman Giertych - party chairman

Members of Polish Parliament ( This article is about the lower chamber of Polish parliament. See Seimas for the parliament of Lithuania, Saeima for the parliament of Latvia and Sejm River for a river in Russia and Ukraine. The Sejm building in Warsaw. Sejm or Seym (pronounced: [sεjm]) is the name of the... Sejm)

MP, constituency

  • Janusz Dobrosz, The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. The correct title is Wrocław. Wrocław (in Polish pronounced: [:vrɔʦwaf], German Breslau, Czech Vratislav, Latin: Wratislavia; many Polish documents in English use the name Wroclaw) is a city in Silesia in... Wrocław
  • Andrzej Fedorowicz, The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. The correct title is Białystok. Białystok (pronounce: [bȋa:wistɔk]) is the largest city (pop. 291,300 in 2004) in north-eastern Poland and the capital of Podlasie Voivodship since 1999... Białystok
  • Roman Giertych (born 27 February 1971 in Śrem, Greater Poland Voivodship) is a Polish nationalist politician, member of Sejm, lower house of Polish parliament (elected 2001), and chairman of League of Polish Families party. Biography Roman Giertych comes from a famous Polish nationalist politicians family: he is a son... Roman Giertych, Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa, see also other names, in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. It is located on the Vistula river roughly 350 km from both the Baltic Sea coast and the Carpathian Mountains. Its... Warszawa
  • Grzegorz Górniak, Wałbrzych (pronounce: [vawbʒix], German Waldenburg) is a town in south-western Poland with 139,600 inhabitants (1995). Situated in the Lower Silesian Voivodship (since 1999), it was previously the capital of Walbrzych Voivodship (1975-1998). Contents // Categories: Poland-related stubs | Cities in Poland | Urban counties of... Wałbrzych
  • Stanisław Gudzowski, Zielona Góra (Flag) (Coat of Arms) Motto: none Voivodship Lubusz Municipal government Rada Miasta Zielona Góra Mayor Bożena Ronowicz Area 58,3 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 118 730 - 2047/km² Founded City rights 13th century 1323 Latitude Longitude 51°56 N 15... Zielona Góra
  • Witold Hatka, Bydgoszcz (in Polish pronounce: [:bidgɔʃʧ], Latin: Bydgostia) is a city in northern Poland, on Brda and Vistula rivers, with a population of 369,151 (2004). It has been the capital of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship since 1999, and was previously the capital of the Bydgoszcz Voivodship (1947... Bydgoszcz
  • Zbigniew Jacyna-Onyszkiewicz, The Poznan is also a breed of horse. The title given to this article lacks diacritics because of certain technical limitations. The title with diacritics is: Poznań (in Polish pronounced: ; [pɔznaɲ]; full official name:The Capital City of Poznań, Latin: Posnania, German: Posen) is a... Poznań
  • Zdzisław Jankowski, Konin is a town on Warta river in central Poland with 82,700 inhabitants (1995). Situated in the Greater Poland Voivodship (since 1999), previously capital of Konin Voivodship (1975-1998). Contents // Categories: Towns in Poland | Urban counties of Poland | Poland-related stubs ... Konin
  • Ryszard Kędra, Krosno (in full The Royal Free City of Krosno, Polish: Królewskie Wolne Miasto Krosno) is a town in south-eastern Poland with 49,400 inhabitants (1995). Situated in the Subcarpathian Voivodship (since 1999), previously capital of Krosno Voivodship (1975-1998). (Note: Do not confuse Krosno with Krosno Odrzań... Krosno
  • Marek Kotlinowski, This article is about the city in Poland. There is also Krakow, Wisconsin in the United States of America. This article needs cleanup. Please edit this article to conform to a higher standard of article quality. Kraków (Flag) (Coat of Arms) Motto: none Voivodship Lesser Poland Municipal government Rada... Kraków
  • Zofia Krasicka-Domka, Nowy Sącz is a town in southern Poland with 84,400 inhabitants (2003). Situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodship (since 1999), previously capital of Nowy Sacz Voivodship (1975-1998). Contents // Categories: Towns in Poland | Urban counties of Poland | Poland-related stubs ... Nowy Sącz
  • Andrzej Mańka, Lublin (pronounce: [lublin]) is the biggest city in eastern Poland and the capital of Lublin Voivodship with a population of 355,954 (2004). Lublin (Flag) (Coat of Arms) Motto: none Voivodship Lubelskie Municipal government Rada Miasta Lublin Mayor Andrzej Pruszkowski Area 147,5 km² Population  - city  - urban  ... Lublin
  • Gabriela Masłowska, Lublin (pronounce: [lublin]) is the biggest city in eastern Poland and the capital of Lublin Voivodship with a population of 355,954 (2004). Lublin (Flag) (Coat of Arms) Motto: none Voivodship Lubelskie Municipal government Rada Miasta Lublin Mayor Andrzej Pruszkowski Area 147,5 km² Population  - city  - urban  ... Lublin
  • Halina Murias, Rzeszów (pronounce: [ʒεʃuv]) is a city in south-eastern Poland with a population of 159,649 (2003), granted a town charter in 1354, the capital of the Subcarpathian Voivodship (since 1999), previously of Rzeszow Voivodship (1945-1998). In 2004, Rzeszów hosted the Central European Olympiad... Rzeszów
  • Leszek Murzyn, Chrzanów is a town in south Poland with 42,100 inhabitants (1995). Situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodship (since 1999), previously in Malopolska. Education Wyższa Szkoła Przedsiębiorczości i Marketingu Categories: Poland-related stubs | Towns in Poland ... Chrzanów
  • Stanisław Papież, This article is about the city in Poland. There is also Krakow, Wisconsin in the United States of America. This article needs cleanup. Please edit this article to conform to a higher standard of article quality. Kraków (Flag) (Coat of Arms) Motto: none Voivodship Lesser Poland Municipal government Rada... Kraków
  • Elżbieta Ratajczak, Kalisz (Flag) (Coat of Arms) Motto: Młode Duchem Nastarsze Miasto w Polsce Voivodship Greater Poland Municipal government Rada Miejska Kalisz Mayor Janusz Pęcherz Area 88 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 160 149 - -/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 51°45 N 18°04... Kalisz
  • Ewa Sowińska, The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. The correct title is Łódź. Łódź (pronounce: [wudʑ]) is the second-largest city (population 776,297 in 2004) of Poland, located in the centre of the country. It is the capital of the... Łódź
  • Józef Skowyra, The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. The correct title is Piła. Piła is a town in northwestern Poland with 77,000 inhabitants (2001). It is situated in the Greater Poland Voivodship (since 1999), previously capital of Piła Voivodship... Piła
  • Anna Sobecka, The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. The correct title is Toruń. Toruń (pronounce: [:tɔruɲ], Kashubian: Torń, German Thorn, see also other names) is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula river. It has 208,386 inhabitants (2004... Toruń
  • Robert Strąk, Gdynia (pronounce: [:gdiɲia], Kashubian Gdiniô; German Gdingen) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodship of Poland and an important seaport at Gdansk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. Gdynia is located in Kashubia in Eastern Pomerania. Gdynia is part of a conurbation with the spa... Gdynia
  • Stanisław Szyszkowski, Kielce (pronounce: [ˈkjεlʦε]) is a city in central Poland with 210,311 inhabitants (2004). It is also the capital city of the Swietokrzyskie Voivodship since 1999, previously in Kielce Voivodship (1975-1998). The city is located in the middle of the Holy Cross Mountains, at... Kielce
  • Zenon Tyma, Opole (Flag) (Coat of Arms) Motto: none Voivodship Opole Municipal government Rada Miasta Opola Mayor Ryszard Zembaczyński Area 96,2 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 128 800 250 000 1338/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 50°40 N 17°56 E Area code +48... Opole
  • Zygmunt Wrzodak, Rzeszów (pronounce: [ʒεʃuv]) is a city in south-eastern Poland with a population of 159,649 (2003), granted a town charter in 1354, the capital of the Subcarpathian Voivodship (since 1999), previously of Rzeszow Voivodship (1945-1998). In 2004, Rzeszów hosted the Central European Olympiad... Rzeszów
  • Stanisław Zadora, Bielsko-Biała (Flag) (Coat of Arms) Motto: none Voivodship Silesian Municipal government Rada Miejska w Bielsku-Białej Mayor Jacek Krywult Area 125 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 190 780 - 1526/km² Founded City rights - - Latitude Longitude 49°50 N 19°04 E Area... Bielsko-Biała

League of Polish Families - Electoral Committee

Except for LPR party members the electoral committee consisted of several political parties and groups that formed separate parliamentary caucuses in Polish parliament:

  • Ruch Katolicko-Narodowy (Catholic-National Movement) is a small political group in Polish parliament, MPs elected from the Liga Polskich Rodzin electoral committee. Leaders Antoni Macierewicz - chairman Members of Polish Parliament (Sejm) MP, constituency Jerzy Czerwiński, Opole Krystyna Grabicka, Sieradz Robert Luśnia, Lublin Antoni Macierewicz, Warszawa... Ruch Katolicko-Narodowy, leader: Antoni Macierewicz
  • Fatherlands Home (Dom Ojczysty) is a small political group in Polish parliament, MPs elected from the Liga Polskich Rodzin electoral committee. Leaders Members of Polish Parliament (Sejm) MP, constituency Ewa Kantor, Rzeszów Piotr Krutul, Białystok Gertruda Szumska, Gdańsk Halina Szustak, Legnica Categories: Polish political... Dom Ojczysty, leader: Piotr Krutul
  • Porozumienie Polskie (Polish Agreement ??) is a small political group in Polish parliament, MPs elected from the Liga Polskich Rodzin electoral committee. Leaders Jan Łopuszański Members of Polish Parliament (Sejm) MP, constituency Mariusz Grabowski, Tarnów Jan Łopuszański, Radom Halina Nowina Konopka, Olsztyn Categories... Porozumienie Polskie, leader: Jan Łopuszański
  • Ruch Odbudowy Polski (Polands Reconstuction Movement) is a small political group in Polish parliament, MPs elected from the Liga Polskich Rodzin electoral committee. Leaders Jan Olszewski - partry chairman Members of Polish Parliament (Sejm) MP, constituency Tadeusz Kędziak, Piotrków Trybunalski Henryk Lewczuk, Chełm Jan Olszewski... Ruch Odbudowy Polski, leader: Jan Olszewski (born 1930) is a Polish lawyer and political figure. He served as the prime minister of Poland between December 23, 1991 and June 5, 1992. edit Prime Ministers of Poland Kingdom of Poland (1916 - 1918) Jan Kucharzewski | Jan Kanty Steczkowski | Józef Świeżyński... Jan Olszewski

Members of The Senate (Senat) is the upper house of the Polish parliament. It consists of 100 senators elected in universal ballot. It is headed by the Marshal of Senate (Marszałek Senatu). The Senate can be traced back to a council of royal advisors. In the Nobles Democracy, the Senate... Polish Senate

  • Adam Biela
  • Ryszard Matusiak - 11.07.2004 by-elections in Jelenia Góra/ Legnica (pronounce: [lεgniʦa], formerly Lignica, German Liegnitz) is a town in south-western Poland, with 108,000 inhabitants (1995). Situated in the Lower Silesian Voivodship (since 1999) on the Kaczawa (former German name Katzbach) river. Previously capital of Legnica Voivodship (1975-1998). Legnica (Flag) (Coat... Legnica constituency, LPR caucus secratary
  • Jan Szafraniec - Senate LPR caucus chairman
  • Zofia Skrzypek-Mrowiec
  • Józef Sztorc - Senate LPR caucus vicechairman

Members of European Parliament

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  • Maciej Giertych is a Polish politician, who was a member of the Sejm, the lower house of Polish parliament from 2001 to 2004, and has been a member of the European Parliament for the League of Polish Families (LPR) since 13 June 2004. He graduated from Oxford University, got his... Maciej Giertych, politician and publicist
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  • Urszula Krupa, doctor of medicine, journalist
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  • Bogusław Rogalski, historian, farmer and political activist
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Eurosceptic caucus: Independence and Democracy

31 newly elected A Member of the European Parliament (English abbreviation MEP) is a member of the European Unions directly-elected legislative body, the European Parliament. MEPs are the European equivalents of a countrys national parliamentary members, known as MPs in English; hence, the term Euro-MP is used colloquially in... MEPs from the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the British Commonwealth and European Union. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, UK or, inaccurately, as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent parts. Three of these parts... UK, The Republic of Poland, a democratic country with a population of 38,626,349 and area of 312,685 km², is located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania... Poland, Denmark (disambiguation). The Kingdom of Denmark is geographically the smallest Nordic country and is part of the European Union. It is located in Scandinavia, which is in northern Europe. Denmark borders the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, and consists of a peninsula attached to Northern Germany named Jutland (Jylland... Denmark and The Kingdom of Sweden ( Swedish: Konungariket Sverige  listen?) is a Nordic country in Scandinavia, in Northern Europe. It is bordered by Norway on the west, Finland on the northeast, the Skagerrak Strait and the Kattegat Strait on the southwest, and the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia on... Sweden grouped together in the The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. Together with the Council of Ministers, it comprises the legislative branch of the institutions of the Union. It meets in two locations: Brussels and Strasbourg. The European Parliament cannot... European Parliament to form a group named The Independence and Democracy group, formed July 20, 2004 is a euro-sceptic political group with seats in the European Parliament. It was formerly known as the Group of Europe of Democracies and Diversities and numbers 37 MEPs. Members Vladimir Železný (Czech Republic) Junibevaegelsen (June Movement) (Denmark) Mouvement pour... Independence and Democracy, formerly the group for Europe of Democracies and Diversities was a euro-sceptic political group with seats in the European Parliament between 1999 and 2004. Following the elections in 2004, the group transformed itself into a new group, Independence and Democracy. The newspaper European Voice reported on June 24, 2004 that Swedens Junilistan... Europe of Democracies and Diversities, which relaunched with its new name in 2004. The main goals of this group are rejection of any European Constitution and opposition to any plans for a federal Europe. The leaders are: Nigel Paul Farage is an English politician, and United Kingdom Independence Party member of the European Parliament for South East England. He is a founder member of the party, and has contested UK Parliamentary elections twice, retaining his deposit both times. He was elected to the European Parliament in 1999... Nigel Farage of the The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. The current party leader is Roger Knapman, MEP for South West England. In the 1990s, Knapman was a Conservative MP and Whip, who... United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP, 12 MEPs), Jens-Peter Bonde from Denmark, and Maciej Giertych is a Polish politician, who was a member of the Sejm, the lower house of Polish parliament from 2001 to 2004, and has been a member of the European Parliament for the League of Polish Families (LPR) since 13 June 2004. He graduated from Oxford University, got his... Maciej Giertych from the League of Polish Families (10 MEPs).


External links

Official website (http://www.lpr.pl/) in Polish


See also: Politics of Poland Politics of Poland Political parties in Poland Elections in Poland: President: 2000 The current government structure consists of a council of ministers led by a Prime Minister, typically chosen from a majority coalition in the bicameral legislatures lower house. The president elected every 5 years is... Politics of Poland, Politics of Poland Politics of Poland Political parties in Poland Elections in Poland: President: 2000 Political parties in Poland lists political parties in Poland. Poland has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work... List of political parties in Poland


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League of Polish Families - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (903 words)
This made the LPR the second largest party in Poland in that election, second only to the conservative-liberal Platforma Obywatelska, and well ahead of the then ruling post-communist Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, the populist Samoobrona and the conservative Prawo i Sprawiedliwość.
In 2004 during the affair with election and speach of Rocco Buttiglione, the conservative Italian nominee as European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom, and Security, LPR MEPs demanded the dissolution of the parliament because they felt it was under the influence of a homosexual lobby.
LPR opposes: selling land to foreigners, reinstituting capital punishment, abolishing the draft, legalizing "soft drugs", abortion and euthanasia, promotion of homosexualism.
Encyclopedia: Liga Polskich Rodzin (3904 words)
Liga Polskich Rodzin (pl.wikipedia.org) This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest.
League of Polish Families (Liga Polskich Rodzin) is a In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics.
Thus, the long-term significance of the LPR's strong performance in that election is as yet unclear.
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