Bartek Pytlas

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    Hungary, Poland and Slovakia show the risks associated with mainstream parties co-opting the platforms of the radical right

Hungary, Poland and Slovakia show the risks associated with mainstream parties co-opting the platforms of the radical right

The rise of the radical right has presented a challenge to mainstream parties in a number of European countries. As Bartek Pytlas writes, one of the strategies mainstream parties have adopted in several cases has been to co-opt the platforms of radical right parties in the hope of colonising their support. Based on an analysis of Hungary, Poland and […]

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    The Polish presidential election highlights increasing disenchantment with the country’s political establishment

The Polish presidential election highlights increasing disenchantment with the country’s political establishment

Poland will hold the second round of its presidential election on 24 May. Bartek Pytlas assesses the state of play after the first round of voting, where the incumbent President, Bronisław Komorowski, and Andrzej Duda from the opposition Law and Justice party secured enough support to progress to the next round. He notes that regardless of which candidate ultimately […]

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