Religious-nationalist type

The first group identified after analysis of the manifestos of the relevant Polish political parties is formed by the documents of the parties which centered their political message around two highly valued elements: the  nation and Catholicism. Two parties and their electoral documents fit the above-mentioned description: the League of Polish Families and the Polish National Party. Both parties had a clear vision of Polish identity and they wanted to preserve this identity against the outside world.

Both parties and their three manifestos were thinking about nations as objective categories that have real materialization in the physical world. Each and every nation has its own unique identity. This identity is not understood as an object of outside forces that help to shape it, and so to say construct it, but rather national identity is seen as a given and therefore its preservation is one of the most important goals of the Polish state. But it is not just something for the state but also for every member of the nation who has the moral obligation to observe the wellbeing and survival of the nation. If needed, Poles should even give their life to defend the nation and its values. So for the religious-nationalist type of electoral manifestos it is a definitional feature to consider the nation as more than just a community of people who share the same history, language and cultural background. The nation, in the view of the nationalist parties, defines its people, and not the other way around.

The examined manifestos were strictly against further integration and they even called for secession from the EU. According to the parties involved, the European project served the interests of people ahead of those of the Polish nation. To counteract the influence of the negatively perceived foreign forces, the nationalist documents tend to stress the need for new alliances especially with the Slavic nations –  these alliances should better fit the interests of the Polish nation