The first session of the Sejm of the new term will begin on Monday at noon. We already know his detailed plan. The ceremonial meeting will include a speech by the president. – There will probably be such a crowd that together with our colleagues from TVN24 we will be everywhere – said TVN24 reporter Radomir Wit.
On Monday, TVN24 will feature a live broadcast of the first session of the Sejm of the 10th term and a special program.
The first session of the Sejm of the 10th term will be opened at 12 noon by the senior marshal appointed by the president from among the oldest deputies. By decision of the president, it will be Marek Sawicki from the Polish People’s Party.
The first day of the 10th term of office of the Sejm will be solemn. To the Sejm, apart from the president Andrzej Dudarepresentatives of the highest-ranking state authorities, members of the diplomatic corps, former presidents, speakers of the Sejm and prime ministers, commanders of the Polish Army, representatives of churches and religious associations will arrive.
After the opening of the meeting, the sounds of the national anthem played by the Polish Army Representative Orchestra will be heard, then the president will speak, and then the senior marshal will speak. Then the MPs will take the oath. The oath rota will be read by the senior marshal; Each MP, after reading his name, will stand up from his seat in the MPs’ benches and say the word “I vow”, and may also add the sentence: “So help me God”.
The first decision of the MPs of the 10th term will be: choice Speaker of the Sejm. At least 15 MPs may nominate a candidate for Speaker of the Sejm. An MP can support only one candidacy. Immediately after the election, the Marshal of the Sejm will chair the proceedings.
The next item on the agenda will be determining the number of deputy speakers of the chamber and their election. The Sejm also elects 20 secretaries of the Sejm from among the youngest members of parliament.
Resignation of the government and two weeks to create a new one
The Constitution and the Rules of Procedure of the Sejm also provide that at the first meeting of the newly elected chamber, the Prime Minister – currently the Prime Minister – Mateusz Morawiecki – resigns from his government.
The next prime minister is designated by the president and appointed by him and the other members of the government within 14 days from the date of the first sitting of the Sejm. From the moment of appointment, the Prime Minister presents to the Sejm, within a maximum of two weeks, the government’s program of activities together with a motion for a vote of confidence, which the Sejm adopts by an absolute majority of votes in the presence of at least half of the statutory number of deputies.
The president announced in a recent speech that after analysis and consultations, he decided to entrust the mission of forming a government to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
The first meeting of the new term of the Senate
Also on Monday at 4 p.m., the president convened the inaugural meeting of the Senate of the 11th term. Andrzej Duda and the new elected Speaker of the Sejm will be guests of this meeting. The president’s speech is planned.
Wit: there will be such a crowd that we will be everywhere
Reporter Radomir Wit talked about the first meeting and his work that day on TVN24. – There will probably be such a crowd that together with our colleagues from TVN24 we will be everywhere – he said. – Since spaces are opening up and we can be wherever politicians are, there will be more work and more opportunities to ask questions. I’m very happy about it, because the list of questions is long, he added.
As he recalled, “in recent years, communication standards of politicians’ answers to our questions, or rather the lack of this answer, have been violated.” – Now there are supposed to be no barriers, there is supposed to be access to politicians, there are supposed to be press conferences, explanations and talking about decisions. Such a declaration was made by – everything indicates this – soon the Speaker of the Sejm, i.e Szymon Hołownia – added the TVN24 reporter.
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