The President of the Supreme Audit Office, Marian Banaś, presented in the Sejm information on the organization of the envelope elections of May 2020, which did not take place. A motion to supplement the agenda with this item was submitted in August by the club of the Civic Coalition. Follow the report on tvn24.pl
On Wednesday, deputies will hear three pieces of information that were put on the agenda at the request of the opposition, with the ruling coalition opposing it. The first was the information from the President of the Supreme Audit Office, Marian Banas, about the activities of public institutions related to the organization of the presidential elections ordered on May 10, 2020.
Ultimately, following a wave of opposition from the opposition and part of the ruling community, as well as numerous protests by lawyers, the elections were not held in May. Despite this, as revealed by the tvn24.pl portal, the preparation of the elections cost nearly PLN 70 million – for this amount, the companies issued invoices to the Polish Post Office in connection with the organization of the elections.
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The presidential elections were finally held on June 28 (first round) and July 12, 2020 (second round). The incumbent President Andrzej Duda won them, receiving 51.03 percent in the second round. votes and defeating Rafał Trzaskowski.
Envelope elections that did not take place
In May, the President of the Supreme Chamber of Control presented the results of the audit concerning the preparations for the envelope elections. He said that the organization and preparation of the elections on May 10 “on the basis of an administrative decision should not take place and was deprived of any legal basis”. The Supreme Audit Office sent notifications to the prosecutor’s office about suspected crime in connection with the organization of elections by the management board of Poczta Polska and the management board of Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych, as well as by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, head of the office of Prime Minister Michał Dworczyk, Minister of State Assets Jacek Sasin, and the head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration Mariusz Kamiński.
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