Representatives of the Third Way, the Left and Confederation will meet on Wednesday with President Andrzej Duda as part of the next round of post-election consultations. The first meetings – with PiS and KO – took place on Tuesday.
Another round of consultations will take place today at the Presidential Palace Andrzej Duda with representatives of electoral committees that will be represented in the next Sejm. Per hour A meeting with the Third Way is planned at 11 a.m., with the New Left at 1 p.m., and with the Confederation at 3 p.m.
In turn, the Left will be represented by: co-chairmen of the New Left Włodzimierz Czarzasty and Robert Biedroń and co-chairmen of Lewica Razem Magdalena Biejat and Adrian Zandberg.
The co-chairman of the Confederation, Krzysztof Bosak, announced that his party would send a broader representation to the president’s meeting. The leaders of the Confederation of the Crown of Poland and New Hope will appear.
First consultations on Tuesday
The president’s consultations with representatives of electoral committees that will be represented in the next Sejm began on Tuesday.
The first people the president talked to were PiS politicians – Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, head of the PiS club Ryszard Terlecki and party spokesman Rafał Bochenek. Later, Andrzej Duda met with representatives of the Civic Coalition: the head of PO and the opposition candidate for prime minister, Donald Tusk, as well as Barbara Nowacka (Polish Initiative), Adam Szłapka (Nowoczesna), Urszula Zielińska (Greens) and Marcin Kierwiński (PO).
As reported by the head of the Chancellery of the President, Grażyna Ignaczak-Bandych, during Tuesday’s consultations, PiS and KO presented their candidates for prime minister and declared their will to form a government. In turn, President Andrzej Duda emphasized that he was interested in good cooperation with the government, especially in the areas of security and international affairs.
Three steps to electing a government
The constitution provides for three possible steps leading to the election of a government after elections. In the first one, the president plays a major role, who, among other things, designates the prime minister, taking into account that the government he proposes must win the support of an absolute majority in the Sejm to obtain a vote of confidence.
If this attempt fails, the Sejm takes the initiative. Then the prime minister and the government need an absolute majority of votes in the presence of at least half of the statutory number of deputies.
If the MPs fail to form a government, the initiative returns to the president, and a simple majority is needed for a vote of confidence.
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