The former head of the prime minister’s office, Michał Dworczyk, is to testify today before the parliamentary investigative committee on envelope elections. Earlier, the commission also called new witnesses. Broadcast of the event on TVN24 and TVN24 GO.
The Commission has already sent a request to the Prosecutor General to request the Chancellery of the Prime Minister to secure and forward to the committee the correspondence sent by e-mail to and by Dworczyk, from March 20, 2020 to June 3, 2020, regarding or related to the preparation and conduct of the presidential elections in 2020
– I intend to appear and answer the committee’s questions – said Dworczyk on Polsat News on Sunday. – I want to explain all the circumstances of this case, because the issue of postal elections is used by today’s parliamentary majority to manipulate and present all these events in a false light – he said.
Commission for envelope elections – new witnesses
Earlier, during a closed meeting on January 26, the commission also called new witnesses. According to the transcript of the meeting, these are: former vice-chairman Agreement party Robert Anacki, PiS MP Michał Cieślak, advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration, former member of the supervisory board of the Polish Security Printing Works, Wiktor Klimiuk, and former head of the political cabinet of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration, Michał Prószyński.
Wiktor Klimiuk was a member of the political cabinet and advisor to the head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration Mariusz Kamiński and a member of the Supervisory Board of PWPW. The chairman of the committee, Dariusz Joński, explained that, as the report shows NIKWiktor Klimiuk, on behalf of the minister, provided all explanations to the Supreme Audit Office during its audit.
The committee will also hear Michał Prószyński, head of the political cabinet of the Minister of Interior and Administration in 2019-2023. Joński said that “as a member of the minister’s political cabinet, Prószyński undertook activities related to the prime minister’s decision regarding the preparation and conduct of the elections for the president of Poland.”
Robert Anacki and Michał Cieślak – auditions
Robert Anacki, councilor of Gorzów Wielkopolski and former vice-chairman of the Porozumienie party, is also scheduled to appear before the committee. Witold Tumanowicz (Confederation), reporting the witness, said that “Mr. Anacki himself sent us an e-mail – it is clear that he has a lot of knowledge about the course of the correspondence elections.”
The next witness will be MP Michał Cieślak, who appeared in the testimony of former Agreement MP Michał Wypij. During the interrogation, PiS was asked which MP he had in mind when he talked about an Agreement politician who was returning from a meeting with the president of PiS Jarosław Kaczyński he was vomiting from fear the whole way. Wypij claimed before the committee that “this MP is the current MP Michał Cieślak.”
On the same day, during Wypij’s testimony, Cieślak wrote on the website The party board selected my candidacy for the office of minister in a secret ballot, Michał Wypij also voted. Therefore, Waldemar Buda submitted a request to hear Cieślak before the commission.
Envelope elections – cost
Elections The presidential elections were to be held on May 10, 2020, during the COVID-19 epidemic in Poland. The government planned that in this situation the elections would be held only by correspondence. The Minister of State Assets was responsible for organizing the vote – in accordance with the Act of April 6 of that year on special rules for conducting presidential elections ordered in 2020 Jacek Sasin.
Ultimately, however, the act came into force only on May 9, and the elections were postponed. Electoral packages, among others, had been printed earlier. Their delivery was to be handled by Poczta Polska, using voter lists obtained from local authorities. According to the Supreme Audit Office, the envelope elections that did not take place cost over PLN 76 million.
Commission for envelope elections
An eleven-person investigative commission to investigate the legality, regularity and purposefulness of the actions taken to prepare and conduct the presidential elections in 2020 in the form of postal voting, i.e. envelope elections, started operating in December 2023. Its chairman is Dariusz Joński (KO), the deputy chairman is Jacek Karnowski (KO), Bartosz Romowicz (Polska2050) and Waldemar Buda (PiS). So far, he has testified before the commission, among others: deputy prime minister in the PiS government Jarosław Gowinformer Minister of State Assets Jacek Sasin and former Deputy Minister of Finance and former PiS MP Artur Soboń.
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