A united left is good news for Poland 

21/07/2019

Image: Wiosna leader Robert Biedroń, Adrian Zandberg from Razem and SLD leader Włodzimierz Czarzasty.

Wiosna leader Robert Biedroń, Adrian Zandberg from Razem and SLD leader Włodzimierz Czarzasty. Photo: Krzysztof Burski / newspix.pl

A strong and united progressive force is a positive development for Poland, the Party of European Socialists said today as it welcomed the emergence of a new left-wing political block in the country.

The new coalition sees PES member party the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) join forces with Wiosna, a new political party whose MEPs sit in the S&D Group in the European Parliament, and Razem. 

The three-party grouping puts progressives in Poland in a stronger position to challenge the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, who have undermined the Rule of Law in the country and moved Poland away from core European values.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said:

“Congratulations to SLD, Wiosna and Razem for banding together as one left coalition for Poland. The PES has always believed, and continues to believe, that there is no enemy on the left. Poland needs strong progressive forces in Parliament.

National elections in Poland are expected in October, and the PES will continue to work with its members, and the new coalition, to challenge conservative forces in the country and put forward a vision for Poland which is fair, free and sustainable.