Congress of the New Right (KNP). The KNP is the latest vehicle of Polish political commentator and perennial candidate in Polish elections, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, who has libertarian conservative views broadly comparable with those of the internet’s favourite Republican, Ron Paul.

The party desires constitutional amendments to force permanently balanced budgets, an end to redistribution of wealth including all income and corporation taxes. The party wants to abolish the minimum wage and the ‘privileges’ of trade unions.

The party endorses Hayekian economics and views.  Korwin-Mikke has conservative views on women and homosexuality and has previously suggested that women should not have the vote.

He is popular in the media and on the internet, however. He writes one of the most popular blogs in Poland and is known for eccentric ways of demonstrating his views. He once protested against high taxes in Poland by eating his own tax return in front of the Polish revenue service office.

The KNP has Eurosceptic views.

It is currently polling at around 5-10%, but the KNP has often polled well in the past to find its support evaporate by polling day. It barely won 1% of the vote at the 2013 general election.

The KNP is not a member of any European political party. Were it a member of one it would seem that the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group would be the best match.

Congress of the New Right (KNP)
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  • 14th May 2014 at 11:02 am
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    “It is currently polling at around 5-10%, but the KNP has often polled well in the past to find its support evaporate by polling day. It barely won 1% of the vote at the 2013 general election.”

    The above paragraph has some factual errors

    KNP (and previously UPR) with one exception always received slightly more votes than in the polls (although at the support level of ~1-2% in the past, statistical errors played an important role). The exception being year 2011 (there was no election in 2013). In 2011 KNP didn’t manage to register as a national comittee with the effect of registering their candidates in only half of the districts – this obviously had an impact on the voting (1.06%).

    The rest of the article seems factual.

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