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The Strange Normality of Polish Elections

WARSAW: On September 21 Poland is to hold parliamentary elections that will be totally free. A minimum of four (and perhaps as many as seven) parties may enter parliament. Differences between the left and the right seem stark. Given such "clear" choices, you would think that Polish voters should feel empowered. Yet Poles are dissatisfied not only with their politics, but with the very sterility of democratic choice.