New right-wing party emerges on Poland’s political scene
December 10, 2013
Former prominent politician of ruling party Civic Platform (PO) Jaroslaw Gowin set up his own political party, " Polska Razem Jaroslawa Gowina " (Jaroslaw Gowin’s Poland Together), Gowin said after a founding convention on Saturday.
The program of the new party will focus on three pillars - economy, family and increasing the role of participation democracy. Its profile is conservative in terms of lifestyle issues and liberal in the field of economy.
The party wants to focus on helping business, especially small and medium size firms, Gowin said.
The party wants to attract the 20% of Poles that combine attachment to traditional values with support for the free economy, the leader told the daily Rzeczpospolita.
The party will postulate lowering taxes and simplifying the tax system, with lower burdens for micro firms and higher non-taxable income.
Gowin set up the party together with other politicians who left various parties earlier, mostly PO and the main opposition party Law and Justice (PiS). Gowin, hopes for politicians of other groupings to join his party, Gowin said in an interview for newspaper Polska the Times.
The registration documents for the new party are to be submitted to the court this week.
Gowin plans to remove his name from the party's name after the elections to the European Parliament, he told the daily Rzeczpospolita.