/ Characterizing Poland's political parties
Thank you for clearing everything up. I understand that Polish political parties cannot be compared with American, but I was trying to compare the two political systems. It is a better way to explain to other Polish Americans who are not too familiar with Polish politics.
what you need to stress
is that PiS are not conservatives in terms of economics
they are very hard left wing
more so than the post-communist party
the party enjoys the broad support of two groups
both organisations are very socialist in nature
as for ruch palikota
they are very liberal socially
they are very pro business and the free market
especially for small businesses
Which party did/do the twin brothers belong to? They are no longer in power correct?
they lost power in 2007
and it is currently highly unlikely that they can win
due to the electoral system
I always figured Solidarity was left-leaning since didnt they start from union workers?
there is considerable evidence to suggest that solidarity had no real interest in democracy as such
modern day solidarity is a disgrace and is a great example of what americans despise in trade unions
old solidarity (before 1990) was much more of a social movement
but still very socialist
read their demands sometime if you want an eyeopener