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Coalition agreement between KO, Third Road and the Left. What about the Razem party? Dorota Olko and Barbara Oliwiecka comment

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The program agreement lacked a guarantee for the implementation of one of our key demands, said Dorota Olko from the Razem party, which obtained a parliamentary mandate from the New Left list, in the “#BezKitu Campaign” on TVN24. At the same time, she added that her party would vote to form a new government, which would have a “very important goal” to achieve. Barbara Oliwiecka, MP-elect from Poland 2050, talked about what is the “essence” of the concluded coalition agreement.

Donald TuskWładysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, Szymon HołowniaWłodzimierz Czarzasty and Robert Biedroń On Friday at noon, they signed a coalition agreement that contains 24 assumptions. They concern, among others, security, legal order, education, health care, public finances and the operation of services.


Signing of the coalition agreementPAP/Marcin Obara

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Olko: This government has one very important goal first

The provisions of the coalition agreement were discussed in the “#BezKitu Campaign on TVN24” by Dorota Olko from the Razem party, which obtained a parliamentary mandate from the New Left list, and Barbara Oliwiecka, MP-elect from Poland 2050.

– First of all, this government has one very important goal, which is restoring the rule of law, restoring some normal, fundamentally normal relations with the European Union and recovering money from the KPO. This must happen immediately so that we do not lose these funds. And we know that there is full agreement in this field between all parties of this democratic majority, said Dorota Olko. – We know that this government will deliver and that is why we would like to vote for the formation of this new government as soon as possible – she added.

Olko about the lack of key demands

Olko was asked about decision of the National Council of the Razem party regarding the fact that the grouping will support the new coalition government, but party members will not be part of it.

– This program agreement lacked a guarantee for the implementation of any of our key demands – she said. As she explained, these are financial guarantees regarding health care and housing expenses. She pointed out that her party supports eight percent of GDP being allocated to health care and one percent to housing. – We heard that such promises cannot be made for now – she added.

– We will remain in the Left club, where for the last four years we have been cooperating well with the New Left, but also, for example, with PPS. It was a fruitful cooperation, I hope for even better cooperation in the next four years – said Dorota Olko.

Oliwiecka on what is the “essence” of the concluded coalition agreement

Barbara Oliwiecka said that the “essence” of the concluded coalition is that decisions will be made by consensus.

When asked about the provision of the agreement regarding party discipline in voting, she replied that “creating this coalition and writing this agreement precisely emphasized that we are able to talk, sit at the table, discuss difficult topics.”

– I think that before this party discipline occurs, first in the clubs, and then, of course, the representatives and leaders of our groups will determine the best solutions by consensus – she said.

Oliwiecka on what is the “essence” of the concluded coalition agreementTVN24

Olko and Oliwiecka were asked by the host whether they had more in common or divided them. – I think we have a lot in common – Olko replied. She mentioned the issue of in vitro fertilization, access to prenatal tests, and changes in education – the “de-blackicization of Polish schools.” – I think these are issues on which we will probably vote the same way – she added.

Oliwiecka said that there is a “broad agreement” between Third Road and the Razem party on the issue of housing. She added that in addition to apartments for rent, it is also very important to allocate money for renovations of vacant buildings.

The politicians were also asked questions from representatives of the younger generation. They were asked by Jakub Marciniak from Młoda Polska, Natalia Nadolna from the “Girls for Elections” Initiative, Zofia Stasińska from New Generation and the Parliament of Young People’s Republic of Poland and Dominika Nawrocka from the Young People’s Forum.

Professor Gajewski on the procedures related to bringing someone before the State Tribunal

In the next part of the program, the guest was Professor Sebastian Gajewski, a lawyer from the Center. Ignacy Daszyński, member of the State Tribunal. He was asked whether he expected that this institution would have more work than before in the upcoming term of the Sejm.

– I don’t expect it, for two reasons. The first is a legal reason, the second is a political reason, he replied.

As he said, the legal reason is related to the fact that currently “the circle of people who may be brought to justice before the State Tribunal is very narrow.” – On the other hand, the point is that in order to bring someone before the State Tribunal, you need to have a very solid majority. Those people who are most in the spotlight, who are usually talked about in the public space in the context of responsibility before the State Tribunal, i.e. the President of the Republic of Poland, the Prime Minister, members of the Council of Ministers, it is extremely difficult to bring them before the State Tribunal – he pointed out.

As he explained, in the case of the president, it is a “huge majority” – two-thirds of the votes, and in the National Assembly (the Sejm and the Senate sitting together). In the case of the Prime Minister and members of the Council of Ministers, it is also a very large majority, i.e. three-fifths – he explained.

Professor Gajewski on the work of the State Tribunal

Professor Gajewski on the work of the State TribunalTVN24

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