Poland’s centre-rightists set to form new party
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Some 1,000 right-leaning politicians are set to descend on Warsaw on Saturday for a convention of Poland Together, a centre-right party allied with the country’s ruling conservatives.
The government of Beata Szydło (second from left). Jarosław Gowin is pictured right. Photo: Polish Prime Minister's Office, Kancelaria Premiera [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
The convention, at the city’s National Stadium, is expected to see Poland Together unite with like-minded groups to form a new broad-based party.
Gravitating toward Poland Together are a host of groups including a recently formed political grouping known as the Republicans, according to reports.
Poland Together is a centre-right party headed by Jarosław Gowin that forms the government of Beata Szydło together with the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party and United Poland, a rightist group led by Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro.
Gowin is deputy prime minister and science and higher education minister in Szydło’s government.
PiS, United Poland and Poland Together teamed up to establish the United Right, an election coalition that won the country’s 2015 parliamentary elections by a landslide.