2007 Polish Parliamentary Election
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2007 Polish Parliamentary Election
2007 Polish parliamentary election

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All 460 seats to the Sejm
231 seats were needed for a majority in the Sejm
All 100 seats to the Senate of Poland
Turnout53.88%
  First party Second party
  Donald Tusk 3.jpg JKRUK 20090429 JAROS?AW KACZY?SKI PREMIER PIS IMG 6470 (cropped).jpg
Leader Donald Tusk Jaros?aw Kaczy?ski
Party PO PiS
Leader since 1 June 2003 18 January 2003
Leader's seat 19 - Warsaw I 19 - Warsaw I
Last election 133 seats, 24.1% 155 seats, 27%
Seats before 131[1] 151[1]
Seats won 209 166
Seat change Increase 78 Increase 15
Popular vote 6,701,010 5,183,477
Percentage 41.5% 32.1%
Swing Increase 17.4% Increase 5.1%

  Third party Fourth party
  Aleksander Kwasniewski (cropped).jpg Waldemar Pawlak candidate 2010 D crop.jpg
Leader Aleksander Kwa?niewski Waldemar Pawlak
Party LiD PSL
Leader since 9 September 2007 29 January 2005
Leader's seat Did not stand 16 - P?ock
Last election 55 seats, 17.6%* 25 seats, 7%
Seats before 55[1] 27[1]
Seats won 53 31
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 4
Popular vote 2,122,981 1,437,638
Percentage 13.2% 8.9%
Swing Decrease 4.4%* Increase 1.9%

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Seats won by Sejm District

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Parliamentary elections were held in Poland on 21 October 2007,[2] after the Sejm voted for its own dissolution on 7 September. The election took place two years before the maximum tenure of four years, with the previous elections having been in September 2005. The early elections were a result of serious allegations of massive corruption on the part of Andrzej Lepper, leader of the Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland, whose party served as a junior coalition partner to the government of Prime Minister Jaros?aw Kaczy?ski.[3] All 460 seats in the Sejm and all 100 seats in the Senate were up for election.

The election was won by the largest opposition group, Civic Platform (PO), which soundly defeated the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and its allies. Throughout the campaign, polls showed conflicting results as to which of the two parties had the greater support, yet by the closing week the polls had swung in favour of Civic Platform. Three other political groups won election into the Sejm, the centre-left Left and Democrats coalition, the agrarian Polish People's Party, and the tiny German Minority group. Both of Law and Justice's former minor coalition partners, the League of Polish Families and the Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland suffered an enormous voter backlash, failing to cross the 5% electoral threshold in order to enter the Sejm. Consequently, both parties lost all of their seats.

Prime Minister and PiS leader Jaros?aw Kaczy?ski stepped down from office on 15 November, with Civic Platform leader Donald Tusk sworn in as Poland's Prime Minister on the following day. Civic Platform consequently formed a coalition majority government with the Polish People's Party.

The turnout for the elections was 53.8%, an increase of 13.2% from the 2005 elections, seeing the highest voter turnout in a Polish parliamentary election since the semi-free elections of 1989.

Contesting parties

Only seven parties contested all 41 electoral districts for the Sejm nationwide. They included:

Three other parties managed to register in at least one district:

On 26 September 2007, the leader of the National Party of Retirees and Pensioners, Tomasz Mami?ski announced his party's withdrawal from the campaign, stating that Polish electoral law and media bias discriminate against smaller parties.[4]

Although only the ten parties mentioned above openly contested elections to the lower house Sejm, there were other groups which entered the race for the Sejm. It is common practice in Polish elections for many smaller parties to register their candidates on the electoral committee lists of the larger parties contesting the election. These included:

29 political groupings and independents contested the elections to the Senate.

The Greens registered in one district to the Senate (Katowice), receiving 4.55% of votes.

Opinion polls

Results

Powiats won by
? - Civic Platform
? - Law and Justice
? - Polish People's Party
? - Left and Democrats
Party Sejm Senate
Votes % Seats +/- Votes % Seats +/-
Civic Platform 6,701,010 41.5 209 +76 12,734,742 39.1 60 +26
Law and Justice 5,183,477 32.1 166 +11 10,208,412 31.4 39 -10
Left and Democrats 2,122,981 13.2 53 -2 4,751,281 14.6 0 0
Polish People's Party 1,437,638 8.9 31 +6 2,863,883 8.8 0 -2
Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland 247,335 1.5 0 -56 345,427 1.1 0 -3
League of Polish Families 209,171 1.3 0 -34 293,289 0.9 0 -7
Polish Labour Party 160,476 1.0 0 0 - - - -
Women's Party 45,121 0.3 0 New - - - -
German Minority 32,462 0.2 1 -1 104,533 0.3 0 -
Patriotic Self-Defense 2,531 0.0 0 New 48,689 0.2 0 New
Local lists and independents - - - - 1,185,400 3.6 1 -4
Invalid/blank votes 335,532 - - - 284,868 - - -
Total 16,477,734 100 460 0 16,475,672 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 30,615,471 53.9 - - 30,615,471 53.9 - -
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote (Sejm)
PO
41.51%
PiS
32.11%
LiD
13.15%
PSL
8.91%
Others
4.32%
Parliament seats (Sejm)
PO
45.43%
PiS
36.09%
LiD
11.52%
PSL
6.74%
MN
0.22%

Results in each constituency

Constituency Turnout PO PiS LiD PSL SRP LPR PPP MN Others Lead
1 - Legnica 51.32 42.97 28.96 17.89 6.60 1.49 1.12 0.97 - 0.00 14.01
2 - Wa?brzych 48.91 46.39 26.23 15.73 7.76 1.59 1.04 1.25 - 0.00 20.16
3 - Wroc?aw 58.18 53.20 28.40 10.39 4.84 1.12 1.20 0.84 - 0.00 24.80
4 - Bydgoszcz 53.26 44.09 24.21 19.01 8.71 1.71 1.07 1.20 - 0.00 19.88
5 - Toru? 48.13 39.27 26.75 18.34 11.36 2.34 0.88 1.07 - 0.00 12.52
6 - Lublin 53.05 29.47 41.52 10.59 12.55 1.76 1.91 0.78 - 1.42 12.05
7 - Che?m 46.23 24.09 39.51 10.50 19.38 3.30 2.10 1.12 - 0.00 15.42
8 - Zielona Góra 50.35 47.06 22.47 17.64 8.39 1.69 1.44 1.32 - 0.00 24.59
9 - ?ód? 61.98 45.68 27.85 17.77 3.64 1.45 1.13 0.76 - 1.72 17.83
10 - Piotrków Trybunalski 50.66 27.92 41.42 12.35 13.66 2.27 1.26 1.11 - 0.00 13.50
11 - Sieradz 49.46 30.46 35.14 14.03 14.05 2.71 1.22 0.92 - 1.47 4.68
12 - Chrzanów 54.73 36.43 40.40 10.70 9.01 0.97 1.52 0.98 - 0.00 3.97
13 - Kraków 61.38 47.35 34.43 9.67 4.18 0.62 1.22 1.67 - 0.86 12.92
14 - Nowy S?cz 52.27 28.76 51.35 6.40 10.28 1.23 1.32 0.67 - 0.00 22.59
15 - Tarnów 52.26 32.22 45.64 7.33 11.23 1.15 1.56 0.87 - 0.00 13.42
16 - P?ock 47.05 29.54 35.58 11.25 19.82 1.93 0.99 0.88 - 0.00 6.04
17 - Radom 50.56 28.24 42.72 8.94 15.02 2.66 1.49 0.93 - 0.00 14.48
18 - Siedlce 50.51 24.83 42.93 8.36 18.96 2.36 1.78 0.77 - 0.00 18.10
19 - Warsaw I 74.03 54.01 27.66 12.66 2.33 0.40 1.24 0.48 - 1.22 26.35
20 - Warsaw II 61.83 45.17 35.63 7.93 8.26 0.79 1.41 0.81 - 0.00 9.54
21 - Opole 45.53 46.58 22.87 11.19 6.62 1.74 1.28 0.91 8.81 0.00 23.71
22 - Krosno 41.10 29.30 44.19 9.21 12.96 1.81 1.49 1.05 - 0.00 14.89
23 - Rzeszów 44.24 27.81 48.43 8.78 11.16 1.09 1.84 0.89 - 0.00 20.62
24 - Bia?ystok 49.50 32.36 38.81 14.72 9.14 2.02 1.44 0.61 - 0.90 6.45
25 - Gda?sk 58.34 54.62 27.08 10.59 4.38 1.19 1.34 0.81 - 0.00 27.54
26 - Gdynia 56.80 51.03 26.55 12.45 6.12 1.37 1.56 0.93 - 0.00 24.48
27 - Bielsko-Bia?a 58.84 41.76 35.41 12.81 6.62 0.91 1.14 1.34 - 0.00 6.35
28 - Cz?stochowa 52.94 40.12 30.88 14.76 9.79 1.53 1.55 1.36 - 0.00 9.24
29 - Gliwice 50.96 49.69 29.62 13.26 4.63 0.82 0.97 1.01 - 0.00 20.07
30 - Rybnik 53.01 44.55 36.23 11.99 3.98 0.95 1.01 1.29 - 0.00 8.32
31 - Katowice 57.45 49.74 31.52 12.26 3.31 0.59 0.97 1.62 - 0.00 18.22
32 - Sosnowiec 49.73 44.75 24.98 21.61 5.03 0.93 1.16 1.56 - 0.00 19.77
33 - Kielce 47.45 27.94 39.07 13.81 14.72 1.63 0.98 0.94 - 0.91 11.13
34 - Elbl?g 46.89 43.34 24.26 15.43 11.42 3.00 1.40 1.14 - 0.00 19.08
35 - Olsztyn 48.90 45.25 24.15 14.07 12.61 1.70 1.30 0.92 - 0.00 21.10
36 - Kalisz 50.91 38.59 26.48 16.89 13.40 2.19 1.25 1.20 - 0.00 12.11
37 - Konin 50.78 34.18 29.24 17.44 13.83 2.36 1.38 1.58 - 0.00 4.94
38 - Pi?a 51.78 41.88 21.73 19.75 12.63 2.13 0.97 0.92 - 0.00 20.15
39 - Pozna? 66.68 58.60 21.04 12.63 5.45 0.60 0.99 0.68 - 0.00 37.56
40 - Koszalin 49.15 45.88 21.57 17.58 8.58 4.24 1.04 1.12 - 0.00 24.31
41 - Szczecin 53.53 48.96 24.05 17.00 6.12 1.63 1.33 0.92 - 0.00 24.91
Poland 53.88 41.51 32.11 13.15 8.91 1.53 1.30 0.99 0.20 0.30 9.40

Seats distribution in each constituency

Constituency PO PiS LiD PSL MN Sum
1 - Legnica 6 4 2 - - 12
2 - Wa?brzych 5 2 1 - - 8
3 - Wroc?aw 9 4 1 - - 14
4 - Bydgoszcz 6 3 2 1 - 12
5 - Toru? 6 4 2 1 - 13
6 - Lublin 5 7 1 2 - 15
7 - Che?m 3 6 1 2 - 12
8 - Zielona Góra 6 3 2 1 - 12
9 - ?ód? 5 3 2 - - 10
10 - Piotrków Trybunalski 3 4 1 1 - 9
11 - Sieradz 4 5 1 2 - 12
12 - Chrzanów 3 4 1 - - 8
13 - Kraków 7 5 1 - - 13
14 - Nowy S?cz 3 5 - 1 - 9
15 - Tarnów 3 5 - 1 - 9
16 - P?ock 3 4 1 2 - 10
17 - Radom 3 4 1 1 - 9
18 - Siedlce 3 6 1 2 - 12
19 - Warsaw I 11 6 2 - - 19
20 - Warsaw II 5 4 1 1 - 11
21 - Opole 7 3 1 1 1 13
22 - Krosno 3 6 1 1 - 11
23 - Rzeszów 4 8 1 2 - 15
24 - Bia?ystok 5 7 2 1 - 15
25 - Gda?sk 8 3 1 - - 12
26 - Gdynia 8 4 2 - - 14
27 - Bielsko-Bia?a 4 4 1 - - 9
28 - Cz?stochowa 3 3 1 - - 7
29 - Gliwice 6 3 1 - - 10
30 - Rybnik 4 4 1 - - 9
31 - Katowice 7 4 1 - - 12
32 - Sosnowiec 5 2 2 - - 9
33 - Kielce 5 7 2 2 - 16
34 - Elbl?g 4 2 1 1 - 8
35 - Olsztyn 5 3 1 1 - 10
36 - Kalisz 5 3 2 2 - 11
37 - Konin 3 3 2 1 - 9
38 - Pi?a 4 2 2 1 - 9
39 - Pozna? 7 2 1 - 10
40 - Koszalin 5 2 1 - - 8
41 - Szczecin 8 3 2 - - 13
Total 209 166 53 31 1 460

Aftermath

Consecutive postponements of the electoral silence's termination (initially planned for 8 PM) by the National Electoral Committee was widely criticized. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Election Assessment Mission stated that the elections demonstrate a democratic and pluralistic process, but challenges remain in oversight of the public media.[6]

Prime Minister and PiS leader Jaros?aw Kaczy?ski stepped down from office on 15 November, and PO leader, Donald Tusk, was sworn in as Poland's Prime Minister the following day. The Civic Platform formed a coalition majority government with the agrarian centrist Polish People's Party.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Sejm parliamentary groups". Sejm.gov.pl. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1491 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ "Polish MPs choose early election". BBC News. 2007-09-07. Retrieved .
  4. ^ 21.06.2010. "Krajowa Partia Emerytów i Rencistów nie startuje w wyborach - Informacje - TVN24.pl - Portal informacyjny - 26.09.2007". TVN24.pl. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Elections 2007". Wybory2007.pkw.gov.pl. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights - Elections - Polish elections demonstrate a democratic and pluralistic process, but challenges remain in oversight of the public media, OSCE finds". Osce.org. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved .

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