An anti-establishment backlash that shook up the party system? The October 2015 Polish parliamentary election

  title={An anti-establishment backlash that shook up the party system? The October 2015 Polish parliamentary election},
  author={Aleks Szczerbiak},
  journal={European Politics and Society},
  pages={404 - 427}
  • A. Szczerbiak
  • Published 2 October 2017
  • Political Science
  • European Politics and Society
ABSTRACT The October 2015 Polish parliamentary election saw the stunning victory of the right-wing opposition Law and Justice party which became the first in post-communist Poland to secure an outright parliamentary majority, and equally comprehensive defeat of the incumbent centrist Civic Platform. In addition to the fact that the outgoing ruling party could no longer rely on invoking the ‘politics of fear’, the main factor accounting for this was widespread disillusionment with the country’s… 
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