Driving Poland Apart


After losing parliamentary elections in 2011, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s Law and Justice party, declared that one day “we will have a Budapest in Warsaw” — using the illiberal turn by Hungary’s populist Prime Minister, Victor Orban, as a blueprint for a “moral revolution” for Poland.

And since the Law and Justice party’s success in the October elections, there have certainly been some worrying Orbanesque developments.

The new government has not shied away from open conflict with the Constitutional Tribunal, appointing new judges and ignoring rulings that declared large parts of new legislation introduced by the party unconstitutional. Planned changes would give the government more control over the media and, according to a newly proposed law, civil servants in leading positions in the public administration should be replaced by political appointees.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/23/opinion/driving-poland-apart.html



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