Populists like Kaczyński, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, and Trump also have a political agenda. But new suggestions that the composer may have had romantic relationships with men … Marek Strzelecki. Populists are not afraid to speak about people’s emotions and often win because of it. It should be stressed that this new form of political entertainment does not necessarily mean amusing the audience. They want to subordinate state institutions and the media to their parties or a small circle of power. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda whipped up a crowd of right-wing supporters yesterday with promises of a renewed crackdown on the LGBTQ+ community. Political scientists will likely continue to debate the exact causes of the opposition’s weakness for years to come. Poland is under lockdown to limit … Duda recently did exactly this: after attacking LGBT people, he called for tolerance just days later. The three parties in Poland's conservative coalition government signed a new coalition agreement on Saturday, putting aside disagreements. But on Saturday Kaczyński declared: “We have a good future ahead of us.". Poland is … The PiS strategy in Poland is a classic example. Research by a team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology on true and false news disseminated via Twitter proves that false rumours affect not only elections, but economic and investment decisions. ... Politics… Polish political commentators say there’s also a power struggle between Ziobro, 50, and Morawiecki, 52, for eventual control of Poland’s political right as Kaczyński, who is 71, prepares to withdraw from front-line politics. Kaczyński did not address claims made days earlier that he would also formally join the government as a deputy prime minister. Helene Fritzon, head of the delegation for the Swedish Social Democrats in the European Parliament, said that Hungary and Poland were playing an “ugly game” and stated, “They put the whole of the EU in a very serious position when they now signal that they intend to use their veto.” Hundreds of … “If anyone felt offended by my action or words during these [last] five years, not only in the campaign,” he said, “please accept my apologies.”. Since this spectacle began, the Polish media have poured out endless streams of vitriol about the judiciary or minorities including refugees and the LGBT community. So why was Duda apologising? Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who was also present, expressed satisfaction that unity and stability were being preserved. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Europe. The latest breaking news, comment and features from The Independent. The comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Ukraine showed that entertainers do sometimes win elections. The following candidates have been nominated by parties represented in the Sejm. If liberal democrats don’t learn about the power of spectacle in the era of dopamine politics, they will fade into irrelevance. Politics | November 6th 2020 Poland's abortion ruckus: has PiS lost its touch? This piece of news is truly one of the most historic decisions made by any national leader in 2020. Duda’s speech was another scene in a long-running piece of theatre that has played out since 2015, orchestrated by Jarosław Kaczyński who leads PiS. Stimulus Over Rule of Law Links. Trzaskowski tried this in the Polish presidential race, with his “New Solidarity” slogan, an idea meant to be unifying and hopeful. The prime ministers of Poland and Hungary are meeting discuss their threat to veto the European Union's next budget and massive pandemic aid package that links the disbursement of … Brussels Latest news, analysis and comment from POLITICO’s editors and guest writers in Europe. Frederic Chopin has long been Poland's favorite son. At first glance, holding €1.8trn of funding hostage seems a strong lever to pull. The Note: Amid threats of violence, Trump loyalty tests haunt GOP, Police: Beaten bowling manager asked patrons to wear masks, Hiker recounts seeing mysterious monolith removed from desert, White House vetting pardon requests as some push Trump to preemptively pardon family, CDC warns Americans not to travel to Mexico as airlines see increased demand, The leader of the Polish ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski,signs the coalition document in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The Government of Poland takes place in the framework of a unitary semi-presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President is the head of state and the Prime Minister is the head of government. Politics. Duda and his political camp won, but the narrow victory made it clear that support for their political course is far from ubiquitous. Whether raising alarm by claiming that the opposition will remove child support or by scapegoating LGBT people, Germans or Jews, the PiS has since 2015 ensured it commands public attention at all times. A disturbing future awaits the country after Andrzej Duda’s campaign, which merged politics, populism and entertainment, Mon 17 Aug 2020 09.00 BST FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during a news conference at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius, Lithuania. POLAND'S Prime Minister has compared the European Union to the former communist dictatorship in a dramatic "Polexit speech" amid a growing row that threatens to break up the bloc. The three parties in Poland's conservative coalition government signed a new coalition agreement on Saturday, putting aside disagreements. 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. Poland. But they gave no details, leaving lingering uncertainty about how the Cabinet will look in practice after an expected reshuffle. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? But populistainment can also involve arousing fear, outrage and contempt. But his statement itself should be taken seriously. The citizens of Rome were distracted by bread and circuses. Poland’s democratic institutions took root at the start of its transition from communist rule in 1989. Globally, liberals risk the same fate. Duda’s main opponent, Rafał Trzaskowski, the liberal mayor of Warsaw, was routinely dehumanised and lied about. And if populism is about creating a spectacle that depicts liberal democracy falling apart, liberalism must provide an alternative spectacle. November 30, 2020, 8:30 AM EST Updated on ... Hungary and Poland … May 8, 2020 at 5:00 AM EDT. The most fundamental consequence of populistainment is the marginalisation of truth in the public discourse. Unless the PiS’s opponents can provide their own winning vision along with a healthy dose of entertainment, they risk losing the chance to shape Poland’s future for at least the next decade. Poland’s incumbent populist President Duda won a second term in an election that is likely to weaken an already strained relationship with the European Union. In Poland, populistainment is used as a veil for the overhaul of the judiciary, just as the PiS version of democracy is used as a veil for authoritarian behaviour. Another solution is to have the courage to speak about the things that cause public discontent, fear and frustration. However, they gave no details about the agreement and took no questions from journalists, leaving lingering uncertainty about how the Cabinet will look in practice after an expected reshuffle. Byelorussia (Belarus) is a dictatorship, largely under the control of Russia. Rock man’s political eviction Poland In 20:31 26-Nov-20 Hungary and Poland escalate budget fight over rule of law Politico EU 19:59 26-Nov-20 Poland's main opposition party joins European 'Christian' parties in support of abortion REMIX 19:52 26-Nov-20 Amid the crisis, Law and Justice had warned it might try to govern without them, as a minority government, or even call for early elections. Social media turbocharges the trend and takes it on to another level. Liberals should not try to manipulate emotions, but rather work with them. Essentially, it means that the media becomes a theatre for an ongoing performance aimed at capturing and keeping the audience’s attention. The political and ideological project being implemented by Poland’s populist governing party, Law and Justice (PiS), has a long way to run. Poland’s situation is not yet this dire: The power of PiS isn’t as monolithic as that of Orban and Fidesz. If democratic politicians in the past used entertainment to warm up their image and appear more human to better to sell their ideas, populistainment turns that on its head. Gowin said that pluralism had always been the strength of the coalition “but also internal unity.”. Poland … Some observers assumed that he wanted to signal a genuine change, a wish to heal the polarisation in Polish society. It is a sign of our political times. Last modified on Wed 18 Nov 2020 10.07 GMT. Some academics used the term “politainment” to characterise that era. International attention may be focused on Belarus, but in Poland, ministers have just announced an autumn agenda which involves a simultaneous attack on the judiciary and the independent media. His side ran a brutal campaign. The backlash against a ban on abortion is the biggest threat faced by PiS since the party's electoral victory in 2015. Tensions have been building for some time in the coalition over ideological issues as Ziobro has pursued a hard line against LGBT rights and threatened to withdraw Poland from an international convention protecting women from domestic violence. Issues-based campaigns, focused on positive ideas for the future are an option. In 2020, however, growth is expected to … On an unprecedented scale, politicians are competing for public attention. He signed the deal alongside the the hard-line justice minister, Zbigniew Ziobro, who heads a right-wing party, United Poland, and Jarosław Gowin, leader of the more moderate conservative group, Agreement. T he political and ideological project being implemented by Poland’s populist governing party, Law and Justice (PiS), has a long way to run. Elections in Europe Latest news, analysis and comment on elections in Europe and … Populistainment is changing not only our politics, but our world in general. Hungary and Poland Unbowed Over EU Budget Deal as Showdown Looms ... Arne Delfs, and . People face a riot police line during a protest against a top court ruling restricting abortions in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Of course, entertainment is nothing new in politics. News, Analysis and Opinion from POLITICO. ... 08/16/2020 10:53 PM EDT. ... 2020, 12 :44pm EDT. The leader of the Polish ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski,signs the coalition document in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. In the 1990s, prominent politicians started to literally perform (Bill Clinton playing the saxophone), disco dance (Aleksander Kwaśniewski), or simply import showbusiness into politics via television (Silvio Berlusconi). However justified, it became repetitive, uninteresting and therefore, unfortunately, ineffective. Fear can be translated into courage, loss into hope, and anxiety into creativity. [+] presidential campaign rally before as the pre-election silence begins tonight in Warsaw, Poland on June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski). "With their statement, Poland and Hungary are moving deeper and deeper into isolation.” The Hungarian-Polish declaration is a blow to Germany, which leads negotiation efforts as it holds the rotating Council of the EU presidency and has invested great political … NOV 30, 2020 - WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime ministers of Poland and Hungary met Monday to strategize over their threat to veto the European Union’s next budget and major coronavirus pandemic aid package that draws a link between bloc funding and members' adherence to democratic standards.Poland and Hungary have been in conflict with the EU for years over their democracy … The re-election of the party’s candidate Andrzej Duda to the presidency last month has merely ushered in a new chapter and it will be even more demanding for liberals than what went before. Jarosław Kaczyński, the head of the senior party, Law and Justice, told reporters in Warsaw that he and the leaders of two junior parties reached an agreement that would allow them to govern together for three more years, until the next scheduled general election. The phenomenon applies as much to Donald Trump, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan or Thierry Baudet, the leader of the populist Forum for Democracy in the Netherlands. Moreover, this is where Poland usefully illustrates a broader global phenomenon that we could call “populistainment”. In the populist playbook, entertainment eclipses ideology and such traditional political activity as building party structures. FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during a news conference at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius, Lithuania. This is not just a question of political style. Not a single impartial report about an opposition candidate was carried by the main state television news programme in the run-up to the vote. 18 Aug 2020 Writers, actors and directors call for end to homophobia in Poland in open letter This is Europe In Poland we've become spectators at the dismantling of democracy 17 Aug 2020 All rights reserved. Whether or not he succeeds depends on whether he will be able to provide a robust and inspiring alternative to the reactionary PiS vision for Poland. Both have fully functioning democracies. Germany Latest news, analysis and comment from POLITICO’s editors and guest writers on German politics. Calling populists “fascists” and “authoritarians” stopped making an impression on voters long ago. But one thing is undeniable: It is now deeply demoralized. Populistainment is a new stage in this process. Now, as Poland heads into a marathon election season—with European and parliamentary polls this year and then a presidential one in 2020—some political challengers are … Hungary and Poland Threaten E.U. In 2019, Poland's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 4.1%, spurred by higher wages and increased domestic consumption. It coincides with intensifying pressure on the LGBT+ community in the form of verbal assaults from PiS figures. The party strategy is twofold: first leap forward by attacking someone, then leap back and a call for responsibility and community. France Latest news, analysis and comment from POLITICO’s editors and guest writers on French politics. Demonstrations in cities across the country against the pre-trial jailing of an LGBT+ activist have led not to dialogue, but to the heavy-handed arrests of dozens more. And the populists’ strategic use of entertainment to win poses a fundamental challenge to defenders of liberal democracy. But Poland and Hungary are countries that are members of NATO and the European Union. Populists know from neuroscience that serving up dopamine is one of the best ways to keep our easily bored brains hooked. Feb. 4, 2020 WARSAW — President Andrzej Duda of Poland signed into law on Tuesday much-criticized legislation that gives politicians the power to … Leverage is the stuff of politics as well as physics. They deliberately turn public debate into a chaos of inflamed emotions, defensive reactions and rumours. A political crisis is rocking Poland over the presidential elections scheduled for Sunday. June 11 2020 1:04 PM EDT. WARSAW, Poland -- The three parties in Poland's conservative coalition government signed a new coalition agreement on Saturday, putting aside disagreements sparked by a power struggle. For Hungary and Poland, however, the situation is far more existential. — Poland In (@Polandin_com) October 16, 2020. Facebook; Twitter; Transition 2020. October 28, 2020 at 5:00 AM EDT Widespread protests have roiled Poland since Thursday, after the government imposed tighter restrictions on abortion. In our view, Duda’s words carried less the spirit of Gandhi than Oscar Wilde, whose advice was to always forgive one’s enemies, because “nothing annoys them so much”. Rapid economic growth and other societal changes have benefited some segments of the population more than others, contributing to a deep divide between liberal, pro-European parties and those purporting to defend national interests and “traditional” Polish Catholic values. And it is why they had to veto the 7-year EU budget and with it the COVID-19 relief package two weeks ago. After his defeat, Trzaskowski announced plans to build a social movement. • Jarosław Kuisz is a historian, editor-in-chief of the Polish weekly Kultura Liberalna and a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Berlin, • Karolina Wigura is a historian, political editor of the Polish weekly Kultural Liberalna and a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Berlin, Available for everyone, funded by readers. Yet Duda, who stood on an anti-LGBT+ platform, ended his campaign with a puzzlingly emollient statement. Economies in southern Europe are gasping for the cash. Battle over abortion laws in Poland 01:49. An official with Poland's conservative governing party said Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, that the the country's right-wing coalition government has collapsed. In requesting forgiveness, Duda was signalling that not everything said before the vote should be treated seriously. Ways to keep our easily bored brains hooked neuroscience that serving up dopamine one... 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