The motion to adjourn the sitting in the Sejm was passed. Apart from Koalicja Obywatelska, Lewica and PSL, MPs from Kukiz’15 have also “given a hand” to this. – We were wrong – admitted Paweł Kukiz and Jarosław Sachajko. The second of these Members said the word “sorry” several times.
Members on Wednesday debated on a draft amendment to the Broadcasting Act called the lex anti-TVN. In the opinion of commentators, the PiS project targets the independence of TVN. Many journalists, politicians and institutions protested against the changes in the media law.
Due to the proposed amendments, the draft was sent back to committee on culture and media. This ended the deliberations with the adoption of two amendments by PiS.
After 5 p.m., the voting block began in the Sejm. PiS lost four votes during the vote. Among the unsuccessful votes was accepted motion to adjourn the Sejm session until September 2. Before 5.30 pm, the Marshal of the Sejm, Elżbieta Witek, ordered a 15-minute break. However, the session was not resumed until 6:45 PM.
229 MPs voted in favor of the motion to adjourn the meeting, including five MPs from the Covenant, Jarosław Gowin. 227 deputies voted against. Two PiS MPs did not vote.
The motion was supported by the clubs KO, Lewica, PSL and Kukiz’15, as well as independent MPs and those from the Polish Affairs and Poland 2050 circle.
Kukiz’15 MPs explain themselves from the vote
During the break, TVN24 reporter Agata Adamek asked Kukiz’15 MPs: Paweł Kukiz and Jarosław Sachajka about the result of the vote. – Why did you vote for the postponement? she asked. – Because we were wrong – replied the deputies. Paweł Kukiz left after these words.
“Seriously, yes, sorry,” Sachajko explained. When asked what to do with the meeting, the deputy replied: – It is difficult for me to say. Sachajko continued: – Can the MP be wrong?
He admitted that he would like the deliberations to take place today, and not in September. – I would really like to solve the problem of TVN – he continued, referring to the lex anti-TVN act. “Sorry,” he repeated, this time, “straight into the camera.”
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