ElectionGudie

Sept. 23, 2001 Held

13,591,681
Voted
Poland

Republic of Poland

Election for Sejm (Polish Sejm)

Results

44%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:13,591,681
Valid Votes:13,050,198
Invalid Votes:541,483

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Left Democratic Alliance - Labor Union 216 5,342,519

41.04%

Civic Platform 65 1,651,099

12.68%

Self-Defense Party 53 1,327,642

10.20%

Law and Justice 44 1,236,787

9.50%

Polish Peasant Party 42 1,168,659

8.98%

League of Polish Families 38 1,025,148

7.87%

German Minority of Lower Silesia 2 47,230

0.36%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 460 seats in the Sejm

Description of government structure:

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

Description of electoral system:

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

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Democratic Left Alliance (SLD)
    • Leader: Leszek MILLER
    • Seats won in this Sejm election: 216
    • Seats won in last Sejm election: 164
  • Party: Civic Platform
    • Leader: Andrzej OLECHOWSKI
    • Seats won in this Sejm election: 65
    • Seats won in last Sejm election: N/A
  • Party: Self-Defense Party
    • Leader: Andrzej LEPPER
    • Seats won in this Sejm election: 53
    • Seats won in last Sejm election: N/A
  • Party: Polish Peasant Party (PSL)
    • Leader: Jaroslaw KALINOWSKI
    • Seats won in this Sejm election: 42
    • Seats won in last Sejm election: 27
  • Party: Law and Justice (PIS)
    • Leader: Zaroslaw KACZYNSKI, Lech KACZYNSKI
    • Seats won in this Sejm election: 44
    • Seats won in last Sejm election: N/A
  • Party: German Minority of Lower Silesia (MNSO)
    • Leader: Heinrich KROLL
    • Seats won in this Sejm election: 2
    • Seats won in last Sejm election: 2
  • Party: Freedom Union (UW)
    • Leader: Tadeusz SYRYJCZYK
    • Seats won in this Sejm election: 0
    • Seats won in last Sejm election: 60
  • Party: Solidarity Election Action-Right (AWS-P)
    • Leader: Jerry BUZEK
    • Seats won in this Sejm election: 0
    • Seats won in last Sejm election: 201

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held September 21, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 38,248,076 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 29,364,455 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 19,685,338 (2001)

·         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: 93 (Sejm); 23 (Senate) following the 2001 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: 5,737,211 (est.)