Poland’s 2019 election: Bright prospects for the populist Right

Author
Marco Siddi, Barbara Gaweda
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
Poland’s incumbent party Law and Justice seems poised to win the election thanks to its welfare policies and the weakness of the opposition. However, its attacks on the independence of the judiciary and the media could further erode the rule of law and exacerbate disputes with the EU.
Topic
Authoritarianism, Elections, European Union, Populism, Conservatism, Rule of Law
Political Geography
Europe, Poland