UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


All change? A Roundtable on the Polish Parliamentary Elections

26 October 2015, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Roundtable on Polish Election…

Event Information


Room 432, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton St, London, WC1H 0BW

On 25th October Poland will hold parliamentary elections whose outcome could determine the shape of the country’s political scene for years to come. Polls suggest that Poland’s main right-wing opposition Law and Justice (PiS) will emerge as the largest party following parliamentary. However, no grouping in post-communist Poland has ever secured an overall parliamentary majority and given a potential shortage of potential coalition partners, there is still a chance that the current governing, party the liberal Civic Platform (PO), could remain in office. Much will depend on the performance of several smaller parties, whose chances of entering parliament appear finely balanced. In this roundtable event leading specialists on Polish politics and society discuss the election results and their implications both for the future direction of Poland and the politics of the wider EU.

Speakers include-

  • Professor Jan Kubik (UCL SSEES)
  • Professor Aleks Szczerbiak (University of Sussex)
  • Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz (Aston University) 

Chair: Dr Sean Hanley (UCL SSEES)

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