/ Chairman Kaczyński said..... / Opinions and ideas uttered by the leader of the PIS
Prove that Kaczynski is a failure as an oposition leader.
2005 - Presidential Elections
2005 - Sejm
2005 - Senat
1991 - 4th place in the Sejm election
1993 - no seats in the Sejm
2002 - 3rd place in the Sejmik elections
2004 - 3rd place in the European election
2006 - Sejmik elections - 2nd place
2006 - county council elections - 2nd place
2006 - muncipal councils - 3rd place
2006 - mayoral elections - 3rd place
2007 - Sejm - 2nd place
2007 - Senat - 2nd place
2009 - European elections - 2nd place
2010 - Presidential election - 2nd place
2010 - Sejmiks - 2nd place
2010 - county councils - 3rd place
2010 - municipal councils - 3rd place
2011 - Sejm - 2nd place
2011 - Senat - 2nd place
He has lost 13
straight elections. That's a failure in politics by any stretch of the imagination.
What's amazing, however, is that in Poland they are - as Delph says - consistently achieving 30% in all elections. Even if it is actually a bit less, the proportion is still very significant and I wonder if any other big European country has such a big share of population voting for "its bigoted and hateful equivalent" of PiS in their own elections.
The behaviour of Fidesz in Hungary could perhaps be compared to PiS, I suppose. The proportion is very significant - and I think it's because there are many voters who don't agree with Jarek, but they know that there's no other alternative for their viewpoint.
To a certain extent, it can be explained by the rapid transitiion of Poland from communism to capitalism, and the fact that the transition was done to the disadvantage of some groups such as farmers
Indeed - as far as I'm aware, the "lower classes" in society lost considerably with the transition. No longer were flats subsidised by the State, no longer were holidays and childcare paid for, etc etc. It's no surprise that they gravitate towards PiS, especially with the rhetoric that Kaczynski promises. And there was a very large group of educated individuals who voted for PiS last time round - the foresters. Not because they like Kaczynski, but solely because the Government were making noises about taking them more under Governmental control and potentially privatising them.
It must be pointed out that compared to the instability of AWS, Kaczynski has very much united the "right" in Poland against a perceived common enemy.
But all this stuff about "not talking about PiS in schools and universities" is utter rubbish. We all know that PiS were shouting from the rooftops about professors/etc who supported them last time round, after all.