ElectionGudie

Oct. 9, 2005 Held

15,051,157
Voted
Poland

Republic of Poland

Election for President

Results

49%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:15,051,157
Valid Votes:14,946,689
Invalid Votes:104,468

Candidates:

Donald TUSK5,429,666

36.33

Lech KACZYNSKI4,947,927

33.10

Andrzej LEPPER2,259,094

15.11

Marek BOROWSKI1,544,642

10.33

Jaroslaw KALINOWSKI269,316

1.80

Janusz KORWIN-MIKKE214,116

1.43

Henryka BOCHNIARZ188,598

1.26

Liwiusz ILASZ31,691

0

Stanislaw TYMINSKI23,545

0

Leszek BUBEL18,828

0

Jan PYSZKO10,371

0

Adam SLOMKA8,895

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Poland

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Aleksander KWASNIEWSKI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Marek BELKA
  • Assembly: Poland has a bicameral National Assembly (Zgromadzenie Narodowe) consisting of the upper house (Senat) with 100 seats and the lower house (Sejm) with 460 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by direct vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the upper house (Senat) 100 members are elected by majority vote to serve 4-year terms. In the lower house (Sejm) 460 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Lech KACZYNSKI
    • Party: Law and Justice (PiS)
  • Donald TUSK
    • Party: Civic Platform (PO)

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Donald TUSK
    • Party: Civic Platform (PO)
  • Lech KACZYNSKI
    • Party: Law and Justice (PiS)
  • Andrzej LEPPER
    • Party: Self-Defense Party (SO)
  • Marek BOROWSKI
    • Party: Social Democratic Party of Poland (SDPL)
  • Jaroslaw KALINOWSKI
    • Party: Polish Peasant Party (PSL)
  • Janusz KORWIN-MIKKE
    • Party: Union of Real Politics
  • Henryka BOCHNIARZ
    • Party: Democratic Party
  • Liwiusz ILASZ
    • Party: Independent Candidate
  • Stanislaw TYMINSKI
    • Party: Independent Candidate
  • Leszek BUBEL
    • Party: Polish National Party
  • Jan PYSZKO
    • Party: Polish-Polonian Organisation of Polish Nation - Polish League
  • Adam SLOMKA
    • Party: Confederation of Independent Poland -Patriotic Camp

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on October 8, 2000. Aleksander KWASNIEWSKI won with 53.90% of the vote against Andrzej OLECHOWSKI, who received 17.30%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 38,165,445 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 30,229,031 (August 2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 19,666,608 (2005)

·         Is Poland a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (29 May 1980)

·         Has Poland ratified CEDAW: Yes (30 July 1980)

·         Gender Quota: Yes 

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 94 (Sejm); 13 (Senate) following the 2005 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 36 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Poland a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Poland ratified CRPD: Yes (25 September 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 5,724,816 (est.)