Since taking power in 2015, a coalition led by the populist, socially conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party has exerted significant political influence over Poland's state institutions and damaged the country's democratic progress. Recent years have seen an increase in nationalist and discriminatory rhetoric.
Nations in Transit — Poland Country Report
Poland is categorized as a Semi-Consolidated Democracy in the Nations in Transit 2023, Freedom House's annual study on the state of democracy in the region stretching from Central Europe to Central Asia.
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