I heard that Polish national politics influences the appointment of tenured positions in their universities.
E.g. if some party is in power, they would like to see somebody loyal to them as the head of a faculty or even the rector of the university. Also, if someone is loyal to the party in power, his PhD students have better chance of getting into the university and obtain tenure.
I also heard that, even getting a "Habilitation" requires a lot of political backing.
To what extent is it true?