Radosław Markowski

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Political science has a term for what unfolded in Poland over the past 20 months: autogolpe (self-coup) — when a democratically elected government extends its powers in violation of the constitution.

In the Monkey Cage article we wrote immediately after the Law and Justice party (PiS) won the 2015 elections, we worried that the new government would try to change the political system — even though the PiS lacked the two-thirds majority in Parliament necessary to amend the constitution (it won 37.6 percent of votes, which gave it 51 percent of seats in the Sejm, the lower chamber of Parliament).

PiS is taking aim at Poland’s liberal democracy

We had good reasons to think so: Over the years PiS has become increasingly radical in its critique of the liberal-democratic model of government — and increasingly determined to unmake it.…  Seguir leyendo »