Anne Applebaum on the Polish Elections – How Autocratic Populism Failed

On the unfair Polish election and the successful resistance of the opposition

25 October 2023

Wojciech Przybylski

Editor-in-Chief

Anne Applebaum, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist, shares her insights on the recent political developments in Poland and Central Europe.

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Wojciech Przybylski: When you look at Poland and Central Europe, what are your thoughts after a very tense campaign and seeing the result of the Polish elections?

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Wojciech Przybylski

Editor-in-Chief

Political analyst heading Visegrad Insight's policy foresight on European affairs. His expertise includes foreign policy and political culture. Editor-in-Chief of Visegrad Insight and President of the Res Publica Foundation. Europe's Future Fellow at IWM - Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna and Erste Foundation. Wojciech also co-authored a book 'Understanding Central Europe’, Routledge 2017. He has been published in Foreign Policy, Politico Europe, Journal of Democracy, EUObserver, Project Syndicate, VoxEurop, Hospodarske noviny, Internazionale, Zeit, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Onet, Gazeta Wyborcza and regularly appears in BBC, Al Jazeera Europe, Euronews, TRT World, TVN24, TOK FM, Swedish Radio and others.

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