Polish People’s Party (PSL)

Polish People’s Party (PSL – an alternative translation of the party might be ‘Polish Peasants’ Party’).

The PSL’s name is inspired by several historical parties of the same name.

The PSL is officially an agrarian centrist and Christian democratic party. In reality, however, it is a pretty vague beast which simply makes itself ready for coalition with any available party.

While its support is low (around 7-9%) it is unusually stable for a Polish party, making it a reliable coalition partner. It has been the coalition partner of the Civic Platform since 2007.

The PSL is, like the Civic Platform, a member of the European People’s Party. It maintains almost exactly the same loyalty to the EPP as its coalition partner at 96.5%.