Wizjoner Polski wolnej, demokratycznej i niepartyjnej: Walery Sławek (1879-1939)
The visionary of a free, democratic and non-party Poland: Walery Sławek (1879-1939) – a handful of reflections on the 80th anniversary of his death
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Presentation of the figure and political views of a man who between 1926 and 1935 was considered the second person in Poland – after Marshal Józef Piłsudski, with whom he was on very friendly terms. Walery Sławek was a co-creator of the Polish Constitution of 1935, appointed by Piłsudski as his successor. He had his own idealistic vision of the state system based on a no-party democracy and a broad self-government. After Piłsudski’s death, he was gradually deprived of power. In 1939 he committed suicide.
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