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Election Watch


Poland (Parliamentary)
COUNTRY ELECTION TYPE DATE
Poland Parliamentary September 23, 2001
At stake in this election:
  • 460 seats in the Sejm.
  • 100 seats in the Senate.
Description of government structure:
  • Chief of State: President Aleksander KWASNIEWSKI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jerzy BUZEK
  • Poland has a bicameral National Assembly (Zgromadzenie Narodowe) consisting of the Sejm with 460 seats and the Senate with 100 seats.
Description of electoral system:
  • In the Sejm, all 460 Deputies are elected by a system of proportional representation at the district level.
  • In the Senate, all 100 members are elected by simple majority vote.
Main political parties in the electoral races:
  • Party: Democratic Left Alliance (SLD)
    Leader: Leszek MILLER
    Seats won in this Sejm election: 216
    Seats won in this Senate election: 75
    Seats won in last Sejm election: 164
    Seats won in last Senate election: 28

  • Party: Civic Platform
    Leader: Andrzej OLECHOWSKI
    Seats won in this Sejm election: 65
    Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    Seats won in last Sejm election: NA
    Seats won in last Senate election: NA

  • Party: Self-Defense Party
    Leader: Andrzej LEPPER
    Seats won in this Sejm election: 53
    Seats won in this Senate election: 2
    Seats won in last Sejm election: NA
    Seats won in last Senate election: NA

  • Party: Polish Peasant Party (PSL)
    Leader: Jaroslaw KALINOWSKI
    Seats won in this Sejm election: 42
    Seats won in this Senate election: 4
    Seats won in last Sejm election: 27
    Seats won in last Senate election: 3

  • Party: Law and Justice (PIS)
    Leader: Zaroslaw KACZYNSKI, Lech KACZYNSKI
    Seats won in this Sejm election: 44
    Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    Seats won in last Sejm election: NA
    Seats won in last Senate election: NA

  • Party: German Minority of Lower Silesia (MNSO)
    Leader: Heinrich KROLL
    Seats won in this Sejm election: 2
    Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    Seats won in last Sejm election: 2
    Seats won in last Senate election: 5

  • Party: Freedom Union (UW)
    Leader: Tadeusz SYRYJCZYK
    Seats won in this Sejm election: 0
    Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    Seats won in last Sejm election: 60
    Seats won in last Senate election: 8

  • Party: Solidarity Election Action-Right (AWS-P)