Explaining Kwasniewski's landslide: the October 2000 Polish presidential election

Szczerbiak, Aleks (2001) Explaining Kwasniewski's landslide: the October 2000 Polish presidential election. Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 17 (4). pp. 78-107. ISSN 1352-3279

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The Polish presidential election of October 2000 represented a tremendous personal and political triumph for the incumbent, Aleksander Kwasniewski. It was the culmination of a sophisticated and very thorough long-term political strategy based on promoting Kwasniewski as the guarantor of stability, inclusiveness and political consensus. The election result also contained important signals about the future shape of the Polish political scene. However, although it appears to indicate the declining salience of the issue of attitudes towards the communist past, it is too early to draw any solid conclusions about possible electoral realignments on the basis of this election alone.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Depositing User: Aleks Szczerbiak
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:43
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2012 11:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27731
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