Important decisions regarding the future of the Civic Platform are to be taken on Saturday. The National Council of the party convenes at 10 am. “Something is changing in Polish politics today,” PO MEP Bartosz Arłukowicz told the TVN24 reporter. Follow the broadcast live.
The beginning of the PO National Council is scheduled for 10 o’clock. Earlier, the National Board meets. Follow the broadcast live:
“Only positive scenarios”
On Friday afternoon, the presidium of the PO (including the head, deputy heads and secretary general of the party) met, which ended the series of talks with the participation of Tusk, Budka and Trzaskowski. During the session of the Presidium, the last details of Saturday’s reshuffle in the authorities of the Platform were agreed. Budka assured on Friday that the three PO leaders managed to reach an agreement, although he did not want to talk about details. – Tomorrow, a specific scenario will be presented by me as chairman. For now, I have presented this to the enlarged Presidium, tomorrow I am presenting it to the Platform Board – said Budka after Friday’s meeting.
– This is my original script, in consultation with President Tusk, involving Donald Tusk very strongly in national politics – said Budka. – I managed to invite Donald Tusk to very actively, 100 percent, or even 110 percent, return to Polish politics – he added. When asked whether it would also be an important day for Rafał Trzaskowski, Budka replied that “it will be an important day for Poland, for the Civic Platform, for the entire opposition.” He did not answer the question whether he was resigning as party leader. “There will be only positive scenarios here,” he said.
“The most important day in the history of the Civic Platform”
Deputy head of the PO Tomasz Siemoniak asked on Friday in “Fakty po Faktach”whether Donald Tusk will return to the position of party leader, replied that on Saturday a meeting of the National Council would be held and decisions would be made there. He added, however, that “he is calm about it, especially after today’s consultations, that tomorrow at this time it will be possible to say, according to all signs in heaven and earth, that Donald Tusk is the leader of the Civic Platform”.
– I am convinced that the most important day in the history of the Civic Platform and a very important day for Polish democracy awaits us – he assessed. – The previous most important was the departure of Donald Tusk. It turned out to have had various bad results. When Donald Tusk returns, it is definitely something very important – said Siemoniak.
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