Here's a list of countries where Libertas or Libertas affiliated candidates are standing:
1. Czech Republic: 2 candidates
2. Estonia: 2 (?) candidates
3. France: 17 (?) candidates; 14 (?) MPF and 3 (?) CPNT
4. Ireland: 3 candidates
5. Italy: ? candidates Libertas has become part of the L'Autonomia coaltion of parties; no announcement about Libertas candidates.
6. Latvia: 8 (?) candidates
7. Malta: 1 candidate
8. Netherlands: 24 candidates
9. Poland: 128 candidates; 40 candidates are members of the LPR (League of Polish Families)
10. Portugal: 22 MPT candidates (electoral alliance with Libertas)
11. Spain: 2 candidates (electoral 'coalition' with Ciudadanos as 'Libertas-Ciudadanos')
12. Sweden: 9 candidates
13: UK: 18 candidates
Information on the official website of the Polish National Electoral Commission shows that forty out of 128 candidates running under the 'Libertas' banner in Poland ('Komitet Wyborczy Libertas' - Libertas Electoral Committee) are members of the LPR.
There are 128 candidates in total running for 'Komitet Wyborczy Libertas' (Libertas Election Committee): http://pe2009.pkw.gov.pl/PUE/
These candidates are running in 13 constituencies, with 10 candidates in 12 constituencies and 8 candidates in 1 constituency.
There are 13 electoral districts (constituencies) for elections to the European Parliament in Poland.
The constituencies have names and numbers: for example, constituency 1 is Gdansk, 4 is Warsaw I, 5 is Warsaw II, 10 is Krakow.
Elections to the European Parliament in Poland are run on a list system, with a list of candidates for each constituency. A list must get at least 5% of the vote to pass the threshold to qualify candidates on the list for election.
In some cases, different parties and independent candidates combine together to run as candidates on one list in order to make it easier for the list to reach the 5% threshold.
In this instance, Libertas is facilitating non-party candidates and candidates from a number of minor Polish political parties, including the far-right, anti-EU LPR, by allowing them to run as candidates on 'Libertas' lists.
Combining forces in this way makes it more likely that these candidates and parties will reach the 5% threshold: Libertas has formed an electoral alliance with a far-right, anti-EU party which could make it easier for that party and its candidates to be elected to the European Parliament.
Libertas, of course, claims that it is a pro-EU but anti-Treaty of Lisbon party.
However, it has formed an electoral alliance in Poland with a party which is anti-EU.
The stance of the LPR (League of Polish Families) towards the European Union:
The party is anti-EU. Although it was the only significant political force in Poland that unconditionally opposed Polish membership in the European Union (believing that a union controlled by social liberals could never be reformed), after Polish accession to the EU the party participated in European Parliament elections, in order to have actual influence over decisions made regarding Poland. During the 2004 controversy surrounding Rocco Buttiglione (the conservative Italian nominee as European Commissioner for "Justice, Freedom, and Security"), the LPR deputies demanded the dissolution of the parliament, feeling that it was too much under the influence of a homosexual lobby.
The words 'członek Ligi Polskich Rodzin' ('member of the League of Polish Families') appear again and again after the names of candidates running for 'Komitet Wyborczy Libertas' (Libertas Election Committee): 40 of these 128 candidates are listed as 'członek Ligi Polskich Rodzin' ('member of the League of Polish Families').
To verify the information about the Polish 'Libertas' candidates, first go to this link: http://pe2009.pkw.gov.pl/PUE/
Then click on the name of the electoral district (constituency) under the heading 'Location'.
A list of candidates for the KW Libertas ('Komitet Wyborczy Libertas' - Libertas Election Committee) will appear.
Opposite each name, under the heading 'Profession or occupation, place of residence, party membership or support' you will see information about each candidate, including their party affiliation.
The words 'członek Ligi Polskich Rodzin' ('member of the Liga Polskich Rodzin, LPR - League of Polish Families) appear opposite the names of forty candidates out of 128 candidates running on lists of the 'Komitet Wyborczy Libertas' (KW Libertas - Libertas Election Committee).
For example, there are 8 candidates shown as 'członek Ligi Polskich Rodzin' ('member of League of Polish Families') out of 10 candidates on the 'Libertas' list in electoral district no. 1 (Gdansk).
This is the breakdown of LPR candidates out of the total number of candidates on the 'KW Libertas' list in each constituency:
(list for constituency 1; 8 LPR out of 10)
(list for constituency 2; 1 LPR out of 10)
(list for constituency 3; 0 LPR out of 10)
(list for constituency 4; 3 LPR out of 10, including Cyprian Andrzej GUTKOWSKI, supported Libertas application to be recognised as a pan-European party; list headed by Artur Wojciech ZAWISZA, Vice-President of Libertas Polska)
(list for constituency 5; 5 LPR out of 10)
(list for constituency 6; 2 LPR out of 10)
(list for constituency 7; 3 LPR out of 10)
(list for constituency 8; 1 LPR out of 10)
(list for constituency 9; 1 LPR out of 10)
(list for constituency 10; 7 LPR out of 10)
(list for constituency 11; 4 LPR out of 8)
(list for constituency 12; 3 LPR out of 10)
(list for constituency 13; 2 LPR out of 10)