A Post-Election Analysis of Palikot's Movement
The Genesis of Ruch Palikota
An analysis of Ruch Palikota (Palikot's Movement) has to start with a description of its founder, Janusz Palikot, because it was his individual initiative that brought the movement into existence. Palikot was born in Biłgoraj, a small town in south eastern
In 2005, Palikot joined Tusk’s Civic Forum, Platforma Obywatelska (PO) and became a Member of Parliament. He repeated this success in 2007. As an MP he led a popular committee called Przyjazne Państwo (
In this year's parliamentary elections, Ruch Palikota entered the Sejm as the third most popular party in
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