In 10 weeks we will go to the polls again. The battle for power in the field begins. Local government elections only seem to be less exciting than parliamentary elections. There is an ongoing discussion about the letters in the new ruling camp. According to unofficial information from “Fakty” TVN, the most likely scenario is different coalitions in different assemblies.
The mayor of Ciechanów has just announced that he will run for re-election. He and thousands of local government officials across the country are starting an informal election campaign. – These local elections may be a confirmation of the electoral result of October 15 last year – says Krzysztof Kosiński, mayor of Ciechanów.
This is what the government majority is now counting on, that after its success in the parliamentary elections it will be able to win the local elections. Also in those assemblies that have so far been called PiS strongholds. – We have a plan to take back even those local governments in the eastern part from PiS. It is possible, said Krzysztof Paszyk from PSL-Trzecia Droga.
Donald Tusk proposed to the entire government coalition the same thing as before the Sejm elections – one common list, i.e. everyone against PiS. There is already a response from the Left, which thinks it is a good idea. The opposite opinion is held by Trzecia Droga, which argues that the winning team does not change.
PSL will most likely go to the elections with Hołownia’s party, hoping for an even better result than in the fall. – We are finalizing our coalition agreement before the local elections – revealed Michał Kobosko from Poland 2050-Third Way. The formula of the Third Way has already proven itself once, say the People’s Party supporters. They will not agree to one common list of rulers. – PiS has its wings clipped after this defeat, so you have to keep up the pace and win the local elections – noted Dariusz Klimczak, deputy minister of infrastructure from PSL-Trzecia Droga.
There is to be no fratricidal fight, different coalitions in different assemblies
On the one hand, the Left wants a joint start and is conducting talks with the Civic Coalition, but at the same time it is preparing for the scenario of an independent start. – Wherever it is possible to find a common denominator for local governments, there is a greater guarantee that we will overtake PiS – emphasizes Robert Biedroń, MEP of the New Left.
Donald Tusk is to make the final decision in the coming days. – Two electoral blocs are being considered, three electoral blocs are being considered – revealed Marcin Kierwiński, Minister of Interior and Administration from PO. According to unofficial information from “Fakty” TVN, the most likely scenario is different coalitions in different assemblies, but there will be no fratricidal fight in the ruling camp. – Opposition parties ran in three electoral blocs and won the elections. They are able to cooperate with each other, they are able to build lasting coalitions – noted Marcin Kierwiński.
Kaczyński has his back against the wall
After losing power, PiS is now clearly on the defensive. The party’s idea for the campaign is to tour the country. PiS leaders want to visit every district before the elections. The PiS president is expected to maintain the narrative of recent days. He has already said that there is no legal Sejm, Szymon Hołownia is not the marshal and new elections are needed. He cannot come to terms with his electoral defeat. – I don’t know if President Kaczyński himself knows what he is doing. He behaves so irrationally that I think his voters no longer know what he is doing – commented Dariusz Klimczak. Parties have two weeks left to submit election committees.
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