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The comeback of Poland's left

Two years after the election defeat of the social democratic SLD government, Poland's left is making an astoundingly quick comeback, Joanna Lichocka reports. She notes that in the run-up to this autumn's early elections a new left-wing democratic alliance (LiD) formed by the SLD, SDPL, the Liberals and the Workers Union has become socially acceptable. "The LiD is still a loose alliance between four different parties and groups. They bicker continually with each other and have no clear leader... Nonetheless, it still has the wind in its sails and every chance of growing. For since the PiS government started employing totalitarian methods, violating civil rights and persecuting political opponents, can one still claim that the SLD government was just as bad? The corruption scandals under former SLD Prime Minister Leszek Miller were nothing in comparison to what the ruling PiS is getting up to, the SLD politicians argue. And they're right."