Coalition for the Renewal of the Republic – Liberty and Hope

Koalicja Odnowy Rzeczypospolitej Wolność i Nadzieja
ChairmanJanusz Korwin-Mikke
Vice ChairmenKonrad Berkowicz
Artur Dziambor
Dawid Lewicki
Sławomir Mentzen
Bartłomiej Pejo
Dobromir Sośnierz
Founded22 January 2015
Split fromCongress of the New Right
HeadquartersWarsaw, Poland
Youth wingYouth for Liberty
IdeologyRight-libertarianism[1]
Paleolibertarianism[2][3]
Paleoconservatism[2][4][5]
Minarchism[1]
Laissez-faire
Anti-socialism
Euroscepticism[3][6]
Internal factions:
Anarcho-capitalism[1]
Republicanism
Monarchism
Political positionRight-wing[7][8]
National affiliationConfederation Liberty and Independence
International affiliationInternational Alliance of Libertarian Parties
Colors  Gold
Sejm
5 / 460
Senate
0 / 100
European Parliament
0 / 51
Regional assemblies
0 / 552
Website
wolnosc.pl

Coalition for the Renewal of the Republic – Liberty and Hope (KORWiN), since 8 October 2016 known also as Liberty (Polish: Wolność),[9] is a free market-capitalist, mostly paleolibertarian and Eurosceptic political party in Poland established in 2015 by Janusz Korwin-Mikke as a result of his removal from Congress of the New Right, his former party.[10] 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. The party's Polish name was originally a backronym of the founder's name Korwin-Mikke, who took part in the 2015 presidential election.[11]

In 2018, the party formed a coalition with National Movement called Confederation.[12] The party currently has 11 members in the Sejm.

History

The party was formed shortly after Janusz Korwin-Mikke was removed from the chairmanship of the Congress of the New Right (KNP). The pro-Korwin faction of the KNP ended up forming the KORWiN party ahead of the 2015 Polish presidential election. Janusz Korwin-Mikke finished fourth in that election, earning 3.26% of the vote (486,084 votes).[13] In the 2015 Polish parliamentary election the party earned 4.76% of the vote (722,999 votes) but it failed to reach the 5% electoral threshold needed to get any seats.[14]

The party gained two seats during the VIII Sejm after Jacek Wilk and later Jakub Kulesza left Kukiz'15 to join KORWiN.

Ahead of the 2019 European Parliament election in Poland, KORWiN formed an alliance with the National Movement (RN) and other right-wing parties called the Confederation.[15] The coalition failed to get any seats however the main parties stayed together to contest the 2019 Polish parliamentary election. The Confederation ended up receiving 6.81% of the vote (1,256,953 votes) and 11 seats. KORWiN got 5 of those seats.

For the 2020 Polish presidential election KORWiN endorsed vice-chairman of the RN Krzysztof Bosak, after he won the 2019-20 Confederation presidential primary. Bosak received 6.8% of the vote (1,317,380) which was by far the best result of any candidate (or party) endorsed by Janusz Korwin-Mikke.

Program

The party program is paleolibertarian. The program preamble calls for:

Other issues mentioned in the program are:

Election results

Sejm

Election year Votes % Rank Seats
2015 722,999 4.76 7th
0 / 460
0 / 100
2019 1,256,953 6.81 4th
5 / 460
0 / 100
As part of Confederation coalition, which won 11 seats in total

Presidential

Election year Candidate 1st round 2nd round
# of overall votes % of overall vote # of overall votes % of overall vote
2015 Janusz Korwin-Mikke 486,084 3.26 (#4)
2020 Supported Krzysztof Bosak 1,317,380 6.78 (#4)

References

  1. ^ a b c "Wolnościowcy". niepodległy.pl (in Polish).
  2. ^ a b Chodakiewicz, Marek Jan (2 November 2015), "Ushering in Poland's Reagan Democrats", SFPPR News & Analysis, Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research
  3. ^ a b Skwirczynski, Przemek (5 November 2015). "Poland back on her feet?". TheCommentator.
  4. ^ "Poland's president set for re-election despite radical candidates' gains". The Guardian. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Polish presidential election: legalise child pornography and scrap benefits, promises candidate". The Telegraph. 10 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2016..
  6. ^ "Polls differ on Poland's Sunday election". EurActiv.com. 23 October 2015.
  7. ^ Nardelli, Alberto (22 October 2015). "Polish elections 2015: a guide to the parties, polls and electoral system". The Guardian.
  8. ^ "Polish youth votes for conservatives". Radio Poland (TheNews.pl). 26 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Partia KORWiN zmieniła nazwę". TVN24.pl. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
  10. ^ "Korwin-Mikke odsunięty z funkcji prezesa KNP z przyczyn osobistych? - GazetaPrawna.pl - biznes, podatki, prawo, finanse, wiadomości, praca". GazetaPrawna.pl. 2015-01-07. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  11. ^ "Janusz Korwin-Mikke: Jeśli wygram będę silnym prezydentem, którego trzeba się bać [ZDJĘCIA+VIDEO". Polskatimes.pl. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  12. ^ Rogacin, Kacper (2019-02-27). "Konfederacja KORWiN, Liroy, Braun, Narodowcy. Zaprezentowano nazwę i logo. Znamy szczegóły". polskatimes.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  13. ^ http://prezydent2015.pkw.gov.pl/319_Polska
  14. ^ http://www.parlamentarny.pl/ludzie/partia-korwin-tworzy-kolo-poselskie,521.html
  15. ^ http://www.radiomaryja.pl/informacje/ruch-narodowy-i-wolnosc-utworzyly-eurosceptyczna-koalicje-w-wyborach-do-pe/
  16. ^ https://wolnosc.pl/statut/