Finance:Liberty (Poland)

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Liberty

Wolność
LeaderJanusz Korwin-Mikke
Founded22 January 2015
Split fromCongress of the New Right
HeadquartersWarsaw
IdeologyLibertarianism[1][2]
Conservative liberalism
Paleoconservatism[1]
Hard Euroscepticism[2][3]
Laissez-faire
Political positionRight-wing[4][5]
International affiliationInternational Alliance of Libertarian Parties
Sejm
1 / 460
Senate
0 / 100
European Parliament
2 / 51
Regional assemblies
0 / 555
Website
www.wolnosc.pl

Liberty (Polish: Wolność) is a Polish eurosceptic political party established in 2015 by Janusz Korwin-Mikke as a result of his removal from his former party, Congress of the New Right.[6] Among the party's other members are Przemysław Wipler, who held a seat in the Polish Sejm and Robert Iwaszkiewicz, Member of the European Parliament.

Until October 8, 2016, the party was known as Coalition for the Renewal of the Republic – Liberty and Hope.[7] The party's Polish name was originally a backronym of the founder's name (KORWiN).

Korwin-Mikke took part in presidential elections in 2015.[8]

As of December 2017, both the party's MEPs were under investigation by the European Anti-Fraud Office for fictitious employment of family members and friends as assistants, and the party was reported to be facing a fine as a result of the investigation.[9]

Election results

Sejm

Election year Number of
votes
Percentage of
vote
Number of
overall seats won
2015 722,999 4.76 (#7)
0 / 460

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chodakiewicz, Marek Jan (2 November 2015), "Ushering in Poland’s Reagan Democrats", SFPPR News & Analysis (Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research), http://sfppr.org/2015/11/ushering-in-polands-reagan-democrats/ 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Skwirczynski, Przemek (5 November 2015). "Poland back on her feet?". TheCommentator. http://www.thecommentator.com/article/6127/poland_back_on_her_feet. 
  3. "Polls differ on Poland's Sunday election". EurActiv.com. 23 October 2015. http://www.euractiv.com/sections/elections/polls-differ-polands-sunday-election-318799. 
  4. Nardelli, Alberto (22 October 2015). "Polish elections 2015: a guide to the parties, polls and electoral system". The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/22/polish-elections-2015-a-guide-to-the-parties-polls-and-electoral-system. 
  5. "Polish youth votes for conservatives". Radio Poland (TheNews.pl). 26 October 2015. http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/226333,Polish-youth-votes-for-conservatives. 
  6. "Korwin-Mikke odsunięty z funkcji prezesa KNP z przyczyn osobistych? - GazetaPrawna.pl - biznes, podatki, prawo, finanse, wiadomości, praca". GazetaPrawna.pl. 2015-01-07. http://www.gazetaprawna.pl/artykuly/845403,korwin-mikke-o-problemach-w-kongresie-nowej-prawicy.html. Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  7. "Partia KORWiN zmieniła nazwę". TVN24.pl. http://www.tvn24.pl/wiadomosci-ze-swiata,2/partia-korwin-zmienila-nazwe-na-wolnosc,682447.html. 
  8. "Janusz Korwin-Mikke: Jeśli wygram będę silnym prezydentem, którego trzeba się bać [ZDJĘCIA+VIDEO". Polskatimes.pl. http://www.polskatimes.pl/artykul/3739693,janusz-korwinmikke-jesli-wygram-bede-silnym-prezydentem-ktorego-trzeba-sie-bac-zdjeciavideo,id,t.html#!. Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  9. Gruca, Radosław. "To koniec partii Korwina!". Fakt. http://www.fakt.pl/wydarzenia/polityka/to-koniec-partii-korwina-jej-nieprawidlowosci-tropi-olaf-unijne-cba/snmbgz9. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 

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