Działalność polityczna Serbow łużyckich w Saksonii
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POLITICAL ACTIVITIES LUSATIAN SORBS IN SAXONY
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The Lusatian Sorbs are the Slavic national minority, which does not have its own state. They live in the Upper Lusatia belonging to Saxony and in the Lower Lusatia under control of Brandenburg. The Lusatian Sorbs’ cultural rights are guaranteed by the law. In Saxony these are the Constitution of the union county as well as the Law about Lusatian Sorbs’ Rights in the Free Country of Saxony from March 31st 1999 that confer the Lusatian legislative power and privileges. These people show their political commitment on the local, regional as well as on the nation-wide level. Since 1995 the Free Sorbian Electoral Association (in Upper Sorbian language: Swobodne serbske wolerske zjednocenstwo – SSWZ) has been established in Saxony. In every election the organization introduced one councillor to the district council. Lusatian Sorbs from Saxony are the representatives in the councils of communes, the district of Bautzen, in the Saxon Parliament and in the Bundestag. The Lusatian Sorb, Stanislaw Tilich, holds the position of the prime minister of Saxony. The majority of Sorbian politicians from Saxony, which are councillors in districts or representatives of the Parliament or Bundestag, belongs to the German political parties. This nation fights constantly for the statutory rights, also by taking part in demonstrations and protests.
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