L'étrange disparition de Solidarité

Le retour au pouvoir des anciens dirigeants communistes par la voix des urnes ne choque plus personne. Ainsi, la victoire de l'Alliance de la gauche démocratique (SDL) aux récentes élections polonaises n'a surpris personne. L'anecdote dans son ensemble est cependant d'un intérêt considérable. Les partis qui gouvernaient la Pologne depuis 1997 ont non seulement perdu, mais ont aussi vu leur représentation parlementaire écrasée. Plusieurs blocs politiques nouveaux ont fait leur apparition. Le chaos qui règne au sein de la droite libérale et au centre, à la suite de la défaite de l'Action électorale Solidarité (AWS), n'est pas uniquement un événement polonais : il est révélateur de bien des aspects de toutes les démocraties situées à l'est de l'Elbe.
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