The president signed what was probably the result of a two-hour deliberation and kept the nation in suspense for a week. It’s not very elegant. The Constitutional Tribunal is defective, therefore its judgments are also defective and are not valid – this is how former Minister of Finance Andrzej Olechowski commented on President Andrzej Duda’s move in connection with the budget. The guest of “Fakty po Faktach” said that “the budget is not threatened in any human way.”
The guest of “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 was Andrzej Olechowski, former Minister of Finance and former Minister of Foreign Affairs. He commented, among other things, on the decision Andrzej Duda on the budget. The President signed the budget act for 2024, but at the same time decided to refer it to the Constitutional Tribunal as a post-control procedure. A similar situation occurs in the case of the so-called budget-related act.
“Due to doubts related to the correctness of the procedure for adopting the above-mentioned acts, i.e. the inability of MPs Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik to participate in the work of the Sejm on these acts, the President decided to refer the above-mentioned acts, in the mode of post-control, to the Constitutional Tribunal for examination. compliance with the Constitution” – said in a message posted on the website of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland.
As written, “similar actions will be taken by the President of the Republic of Poland each time Members of Parliament are prevented from executing their mandate resulting from general elections. It should be emphasized that the issue of expiry of mandates has been clearly decided by the Supreme Court. Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik are members of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland.” .
Olechowski: The Constitutional Tribunal is defective, its judgments are defective
– The president signed what was probably the result of a two-hour deliberation and kept the nation in suspense for a week. It’s not very elegant. Constitutional Court is defective, therefore its judgments are also defective and are not valid – claims Olechowski.
He said he expected the president to cast doubt on every bill. – He will make such a note and forward it to the Constitutional Tribunal, which will make rulings, and the government will ignore these rulings because they will be made by a faulty constructed Tribunal – said the guest of “Fakty po Faktach”.
Olechowski also said that “the budget is not threatened in any human way” due to the legal situation. – I have always been afraid of a large deficit, but I am reassured by good economists who say it is not that bad – he said.
When asked how he imagines governing in a country where the president questions the government’s decisions, he said that in his opinion there will be no cooperation between the government and the president, and the situation may change after elections local government. – How PIS if he loses clearly, then maybe the attitude will change because they will know not to go down this path – says the former finance minister.
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