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New Mayor for Warsaw


casper  
29 Nov 2006 /  #1
WARSAW (AFP) - Poland's capital has got its first woman mayor, liberal Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, after a ballot box blow to the conservative government of identical twins Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

news.yahoo/s/afp/20061127/wl_afp/polandvote_061127132935
miranda  
29 Nov 2006 /  #2
Good news:)
Varsovian 92 | 634  
29 Nov 2006 /  #3
I like the other guy, shame he was from the socialist party (PiS).
This woman is into mortification of the flesh, isn't she? I mean - Opus Dei ...
Sounds kinky, is there a video of her doing it somewhere?
miranda  
29 Nov 2006 /  #4
This woman is into mortification of the flesh, isn't she? I mean - Opus Dei

what does it have to do with politics. I missed your point here.
gosica 1 | 33  
29 Nov 2006 /  #5
the socialist party (PiS).

PiS a socialist party - since when???
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
29 Nov 2006 /  #6
I like the other guy, shame he was from the socialist party (PiS).

Mr Marcinkiewicz (more appropriately called Obiecankiewicz) ? He was a damp squib as a PM. He may have looked good, but in fact it was the best thing he could do.

PiS a socialist party - since when???

They may pretend they aren't, but their politics makes them de facto socialists ((mis)conception of so called 'solidarity state')
Varsovian 92 | 634  
29 Nov 2006 /  #7
PiS is a socialist party which is merely politically incorrect.

It believes in the strong economic role of central government, high taxation, sucking up to the Silesian miners, as many subsidies for the poor as possible (while taxing them with the other hand).

Like I said, socialist.
SLD is more right wing than PiS.

What is confusing here is the role of history in people's perception of political shade. PiS is the true left-wing alternative in Poland, just without the crap of PC and anti-clericalism that you get in Western socialist parties.
fred  
2 Dec 2006 /  #8
Socialist are they? I think you got it mixed man, there aint nothing socialist about that crowd but they're supposed to be good on law and order! Just volunteered another year in Iraq for the soldiers! Nice one. Just as the Italians etc are pulling out!

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