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Poland: Background and Policy Trends of the Kaczynski Government [Updated August 2, 2007]   [open pdf - 71KB]

From the Summary: "Poland held presidential and parliamentary elections in the fall of 2005. After several months, a ruling coalition consisting of three populist-nationalist parties was formed; the presidency and prime minister's post are held by Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, identical twin brothers who have increasingly consolidated their power. Their government's nationalist policies have caused controversy domestically, in both the political and economic arenas, and in foreign relations as well. Relations with some neighboring states and the European Union have been strained at times, but ties with the United States have not undergone significant change. Some observers believe that a recent dispute within the coalition may spark early elections. This report may be updated as events warrant. See also CRS [Congressional Research Service] Report RL32967, 'Poland: Foreign Policy Trends', and CRS Report RL32966, 'Poland: Background and Current Issues', both by Carl Ek."

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CRS Report for Congress, RS22509
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2007-08-02
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