ElectionGudie

Oct. 21, 2007 Held

16,477,734
Voted
Poland

Republic of Poland

Election for Sejm (Polish Sejm)

Results

53%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:16,477,734
Valid Votes:16,142,202
Invalid Votes:335,532

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Citizen's Platform 209 - 6,701,010

41.50%

Law and Justice 166 - 5,183,477

32.10%

Left and Democrats 53 - 2,122,981

13.10%

Polish People's Party 31 - 1,437,638

8.90%

Self-Defense Party - - 247,335

1.50%

League of Polish Families - - 209,171

1.30%

Others - - 208,128

2.30%

German Minority 1 - 32,462

0.20%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 460 seats in the Sejm

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Lech KACZYNSKI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jaroslaw KACZYNSKI
  • 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: Civic Platform / (PO)
    • Leader: Donald TUSK
    • Seats won in this Senat election: 60
    • Seats won in last Senat election: 34
    • Seats won in this Sejm election: 209
    • Seats won in last Sejm election: 133
  • Party: Law and Justice / (PiS)
    • Leader: Jaroslaw KACZYNSKI
    • Seats won in this Senat election: 39
    • Seats won in last Senat election: 49
    • Seats won in this Sejm election: 166
    • Seats won in last Sejm election: 155
  • Party: Democratic Left Alliance / (SLD)
    • Leader: Wojciech OLEJNICZAK
    • Seats won in this Senat election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senat election: 0
    • Seats won in this Sejm election: 53
    • Seats won in last Sejm election: 55
  • Party: Polish Peasant Party / (PSL)
    • Leader: Waldemar PAWLAK
    • Seats won in this Senat election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senat election: 2
    • Seats won in this Sejm election: 31
    • Seats won in last Sejm election: 25

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 38,120,560 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 30,615,471 (October 2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 19,655,158 (2007)

·         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); 8 (Senate) following the 2007 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: 5,718,084 (est.)