Christian National Union

The Christian National Union (Polish: Zjednoczenie Chrześcijańsko-Narodowe), abbreviated to ZChN,[2] was a Polish nationalist[3] political party in Poland. Founded on 15 September 1989, the party traced its tradition to the Solidarity movement, as well as pre-war National Democracy and Polish Christian Democratic Party.

Christian National Union

Zjednoczenie Chrześcijańsko-Narodowe
PresidentMarian Papis
FounderWiesław Chrzanowski
Founded15 September 1989 (1989-09-15)
IdeologyPolish nationalism
National conservatism
Christian democracy[1]
Christian right
Political positionRight-wing
ReligionRoman Catholicism
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone

The party adhered to the Christian right, advocating social conservatism. From its foundation until 1994, the party was led by Wiesław Chrzanowski, who was Marshal of the Sejm until 1993. The ZChN founded the Alliance for Poland with the Centre Alliance. The party joined the larger centre-right Solidarity Electoral Action, and remained as one of four parties in the organisation when it was reformed in December 2000.[4] It continued as a mass membership organisation, with 10,000 members in 2004.[2]

In 2007, most ZChN politicians joined League of Polish Families.

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  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram. "Poland". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 9 October 2002. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b Maher (2004), p. 3458
  3. ^ Janusz Bugajski (1995). Ethnic Politics in Eastern Europe: A Guide to Nationality Policies, Organizations, and Parties. M.E. Sharpe. pp. 464–. ISBN 978-0-7656-1911-2. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  4. ^ Maher (2004), p. 3459