19 Oct 2011

Poland and Slovakia: Drawing the same lesson from two different events?

Piotr Maciej Kaczyński

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In this Commentary, Piotr Maciej Kaczy?ski looks at seemingly different recent political developments in Poland and Slovakia, but draws a common lesson: any new party entering the political scene needs some time to consolidate internally before it enters the government. Both the Slovak and the Czech governments have suffered recent instability due to their political backing by newly emerging actors. He warns that Poland should not make the same mistake.
Piotr Maciej Kaczy?ski is a Research Fellow at CEPS.