Civic Platform

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Civic Platform
LeaderGrzegorz Schetyna
Founded24 January 2001 (24 January 2001)
Split fromSolidarity Electoral Action,
Freedom Union
IdeologyConservative liberalism[1]
Christian democracy
Political positionCentre-right[2][3]

Civic Platform (Polish: Platforma Obywatelska) is a political party in Poland. It is currently the second largest political party in Poland.

The party gets a lot of its support from the north and west of Poland.

Some famous Civic Platform politicians include Donald Tusk, Jerzy Buzek, Ewa Kopacz, Bronisław Komorowski and Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz.

Beliefs[change | change source]

The party supports the European Union.[4]

The party is against same-sex marriage, abortion,[5] euthanasia,[6] fetal stem cell research and the removal of religious symbols from schools.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mart Laar. The Power of Freedom - Central and Eastern Europe after 1945. Unitas Foundation. p. 229. ISBN 978-9949-21-479-2.
  2. Nathaniel Copsey (2013). "Poland:An Awkward Partner Redeemed". In Simon Bulmer; Christian Lequesne (eds.). The Member States of the European Union (Second ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 191.
  3. Aleks Szczerbiak (2012). Poland Within the European Union: New awkward partner or new heart of Europe?. Routledge. p. 2.
  4. Ingo Peters (September 2011). 20 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Transitions, State Break-Up and Democratic Politics in Central Europe and Germany. BWV Verlag. p. 280. ISBN 978-3-8305-1975-1. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  5. "Tusk: Udało nam się ochronić kompromis". gazeta.pl. 13 April 2007. Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  6. program_wyborczy_po7-ebook.pdf PDF. Retrieved 12 February 2019]

Other websites[change | change source]