The Maynooth Centre for European and Eurasian Studies, Institute of Public Affairs (Warsaw) and the Democracy seminar at the Transregional Centre for Democratic Studies of the New School for Social Research (New York) & MU Social Sciences Institute
A discussion on ‘The 2023 Polish General Election: a clean break or more of the same?
This discussion will bring together experts on Polish politics and society to discuss the upcoming general election in Poland. The election takes place on Sunday, 15 October 2023 and is widely viewed as a critical test of Polish democracy.
The Law and Justice party (PiS) has led successive Polish governments since its return to office in 2015. Opinion polls suggest it is still the leading political party in Poland but its return to government is far from assured. The Polish opposition, led by Donald Tusk, former Prime Minister and President of the European Council, is expected to challenge PiS but remains trailing in the polls.
The speakers will also address Poland’s position within the European Union and the implications for Polish-EU relations of a return to office of PiS.
Dr. Jacek Kucharczyk, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw
Prof. Jeffrey Goldfarb, New School for Social Research
Prof. Elzbieta Matynia, New School for Social Research
John O’ Brennan, Department of Sociology and Director, Maynooth Centre for European and Eurasian Studies.
Chaired by Prof. Hana Cervinkova, Department of Anthropology, Maynooth University.