Modern (political party)

Leader Ryszard Petru
Founded May 2015
Membership  (2016) 3,500[1]
Ideology Liberalism[2]
Political position Centre
European affiliation Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
International affiliation None
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Modern (Polish: Nowoczesna, styled as .Nowoczesna), is a liberal political party in Poland founded in late May 2015 by the economist Ryszard Petru.

The party received 7.6% of votes in the 2015 parliamentary election,[3] which resulted in winning 28 seats in Sejm.


The party was founded in late May 2015 as NowoczesnaPL (ModernPL) by economist Ryszard Petru.[4] Due to some controversy over its name – there had already been a non-governmental organization called Fundacja Nowoczesna Polska (Modern Poland Foundation)[5] – in August 2015, the party's name was changed to .Modern (.Nowoczesna).[6] Around the same time, the party's new logo was presented, and Kamila Gasiuk-Pihowicz became its spokesperson.[7]

The party was accepted into the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) on 4 June 2016.[8]

Election results


Election year Number of
Percentage of
Number of
overall seats won
2015 1,155,370[3] 7.6 (#4)[3]
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