Polish Presidential Election, 1995
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Polish Presidential Election, 1995
Presidential elections were held in Poland on 5 November 1995, with a second round on 19 November.Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) ''Elections in Europe: A data handbook'', p1491 The leader of Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, and incumbent President Lech Wałęsa advanced to the second round. Kwaśniewski won the election, collecting 51.7 percent of votes in the Two-round system, run-off, against 48.3 percent for Lech Wałęsa. Background The two favorites throughout the course of the campaign were the leader of the post-communist Democratic Left Alliance, SLD Aleksander Kwaśniewski and incumbent President Lech Wałęsa. Kwaśniewski ran a campaign of change and blamed the economic problems in Poland on the post-Solidarity right. His campaign slogan was "Let's choose the future" (''Wybierzmy przyszłość''). Political opponents challenged his candidacy, and produced evidence to show that he had lied about his education in registration doc ...
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Aleksander Kwasniewski (cropped)
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