Episode
December 16, 2015

Poland's right turn

What does the new populist government mean for the young democracy?
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A single political party is controlling Poland for the first time since the 1989 end of communist rule, and its rapid reforms are sparking mass rallies. The Law and Justice Party swept to power capitalising on frustration with market democracy and fear of foreign influence. The opposition says the ruling party is walking an undemocratic path. The government says it’s answering voters’ demands. Wednesday at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 
 

Grzegorz Makowski 

Sociologist, Collegium Civitas 
 

Agnieszka Pomaska @pomaska
Member of Parliament, Civic Platform
pomaska.pl
 

Matthew Tyrmand @MatthewTyrmand
Transparency advocate 
openthebooks.com

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