kaczyzm

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Kaczyńscy +‎ -izm, after Lech and Jarosław Kaczyński.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): [ˈka.t͡ʂɨzm]

Noun[edit]

kaczyzm m inan

  1. (derogatory, politics) Political slogan for the period corresponding to the fifth term of the Sejm, which lasted from 19 October 2005 to 7 September 2007, during which the Kaczyński brothers had the largest influence in Poland

Usage notes[edit]

This term is used by the political opponents of the Law and Justice party to describe the negative aspects of its rule. It encompasses the perceived incompetence of government, anti-intellectualism, increase of the political influence of Catholic clergy, authoritarian tendencies, and blaming a secretive conspiracy called the "pact" (układ) for all failures.

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