In Warsaw, during the congress of the Polish People’s Party, the president of the PSL was elected. It was again Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz. His opponent was MP Stefan Krajewski.
In Warsaw, during the congress of the Polish People’s Party, elections were held, among others, for the president of the party. Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz announced his re-start as the leader of the group in May. Stefan Krajewski announced on Thursday that he would be the opponent of Kosiniak-Kamysz.
– I undertook this task and I will be the counter-candidate of President Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz for the position of the head of the PSL – said Krajewski before the vote. – I positively assess the presidency of Kosiniak-Kamysz, we agree on many issues, but there are several areas where we have a different view – he added. According to the PSL statute, the party president is elected at the congress by an absolute majority of votes from at least two candidates.
The Congress will also elect the Supreme Council and its chairman, currently Jarosław Kalinowski, MEP. Deputy Speaker of the Sejm Piotr Zgorzelski, deputy president of PSL, MP Dariusz Klimczak and former president of PSL Waldemar Pawlak will apply for the position of the head of the Supreme Council. Jarosław Kalinowski announced that he would not apply for this position again. – I held this position for 17 years and I will not apply for it anymore – he said.
Pawlak is a candidate for the head of the Supreme Council of the PSL
Pawlak said he would like to continue and develop “the work that Kalinowski was doing”. – In such a way as to create a broader formula of cooperation around the PSL – he emphasized.
Speaking about his vision of managing the Council, the former president of the PSL considered it very important “to maintain a good balance of representation of various circles, different communities that are in the PSL, around the PSL and to maintain the direction that Jarosław Kalinowski led”. – And even broaden such openness of the PSL to cooperation with various circles – added Pawlak.
According to him, it is very important “to build a strong third force”. – So that in Poland we could choose actively, choose the greater good, and not be doomed only to two polarized and fighting environments, which will eventually lead to the fact that we have to choose the lesser evil – he emphasized.
– However, when it comes to running politics, I will suggest to my colleagues in the PSL that they pay attention to this practical side. This means that these initiatives should concern issues that are important for people, for households, and for entrepreneurs. So that the representation of those who work, pay taxes and create added value is definitely stronger – declared Pawlak.
Piotr Zgorzelski is a candidate for the head of the Supreme Council of the PSL
The current deputy head of the Supreme Council of the PSL, MP Marek Sawicki, announced that in the elections for the head of the Supreme Council he would vote for Deputy Marshal Zgorzelski. – I recommended Piotr Zgorzelski at the provincial board meeting. And if I will be able to speak on this matter at the congress, I will also recommend the present deputy speaker of the Sejm – said Sawicki.
The deputy explained that the board of the Mazowieckie voivodship had recently debated, which was constituted and at the same time recommended at the congress for the position of the president of the party, Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz.
He added that among the recommended candidates for the chairman of the Supreme Council there were three candidates: Jarosław Kalinowski, who received 8 votes, Waldemar Pawlak – 17 votes and Piotr Zgorzelski, who obtained 54 votes.
The PSL congress planned for the fall of 2020 was postponed due to the epidemic that made it impossible to carry out the reporting and election campaign in poviat and voivodeship organizations.
Main photo source: PAP / Paweł Supernak