ISSN: 2657-800X
2019, t. 2, nr 2 (4), poz. 40
2019, Vol 2, No 2 (4), item. 40
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Olga Stebelska

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

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.

Keywords: Walery Sławek, Józef Piłsudski, Sanation (Sanacja – political movement), The A pril Constitution of 1935


This article is published in Polish.