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Former ministers from Tusk's government got into the European Parliament? Who got the mandate?

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Former ministers in the coalition government On October 15, Marcin Kierwiński, Krzysztof Hetman, Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz and Borys Budka won seats as MEPs. Twenty current deputy ministers also ran in the elections. However, only seven of them got into the European Parliament.

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Four candidates ran for the European Parliament and, after the election date was announced, they held positions of ministers in the coalition government on October 15. These are Marcin Kierwiński, who managed the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration, Krzysztof Hetman, who headed the Ministry of Development and Technology, Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz, who was the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and Borys Budka, who was the Minister of State Assets.

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Due to the participation in the elections, the ministers submitted their resignations, which were accepted by Prime Minister Donald Tusk. On May 10, the head of government named their successors.

Borys Budka, Krzysztof Hetman, Marcin Kierwiński and Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz (photo from May 10, 2024)Leszek Szymański/PAP

Did former ministers get into the European Parliament?

In the European Parliament elections, all four were top candidates in the lists – Kierwiński, Sienkiewicz and Budka ran from the KKW Koalicja Obywatelska, and Hetman from the KKW Trzecia Droga.

District No. 4 (part of the Masovian Voivodeship with Warsaw): Marcin Kierwiński – won the mandate. 131,898 votes were cast for him. District No. 7 (Greater Poland Voivodeship): Krzysztof Hetman – won the mandate. 58,348 votes were cast for him. District No. 10 (Lesser Poland and Świętokrzyskie Voivodeships): Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz – won the mandate. 247,738 votes were cast for him. District No. 11 (Silesian Voivodeship): Borys Budka – won the mandate. 337,346 votes were cast for him. The most of all candidates.

Twenty current deputy ministers in the coalition government also ran in the elections on October 15.

KKW Civic Coalition – one running deputy minister

Only one deputy minister ran from the Coalition Committee of the Civic Coalition.

“One” in district no. 3 (Podlaskie and Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship) was the Deputy Minister of Funds and Regional Policy Jacek Protas. He won the seat, 133,994 votes were cast for him.

Jacek ProtasAndrzej Jackowski/PAP

KKW Trzecia Droga – twelve deputy ministers, three in first place

Szymon Hołownia's Third Way Poland 2050 Coalition Electoral Committee – Polish People's Party – had the most deputy ministers on its lists – twelve.

The “ones” were: – Deputy Minister of National Defense Paweł Zalewski in district no. 3 (Podlaskie and Warmian-Masurian Voivodeships): without a mandate. – Deputy Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bożena Żelazowska in district no. 5 (part of the Masovian Voivodeship without Warsaw): without a mandate. – Deputy Minister of Digital Affairs Michał Gramatyka in district no. 11 (Silesian Voivodeship): most probably won the seat. He obtained 52,072 votes.

Bożena Żelazowska, Paweł Zalewski, Michał GramatykaPAP

The “number two” in district no. 3 (Podlaskie and Warmian-Masurian Voivodeships) was the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Stefan Krajewskiand in district no. 11 (Silesian Voivodeship) Deputy Minister of Education Henryk Kiepura. The “troikas” were, in turn, the deputy minister of climate and environment Mikołaj Dorożała (district no. 4, part of the Masovian Voivodeship with Warsaw) and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Władysław Teofil Bartoszewski (district no. 5, part of the Masovian Voivodeship without Warsaw). They did not win a seat.

In fifth place in district no. 4 (part of the Masovian Voivodeship with Warsaw) was the Deputy Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy Łukasz Krasońand in district no. 10 (Lesser Poland and Świętokrzyskie Voivodeships) Deputy Minister of Sport and Tourism Ireneusz Raś. In ninth place in district no. 4 (part of the Masovian Voivodeship with Warsaw) was the Deputy Minister of State Assets Jacek Bartmińskiand in district no. 5 (part of the Masovian Voivodeship without Warsaw) Deputy Minister of Funds and Regional Policy Konrad Wojnarowski. In turn, in district no. 6 (Łódź Voivodeship), the list was closed (in tenth place) by the Deputy Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy Katarzyna Nowakowska. They did not win a seat.

KKW Lewica – seven deputy ministers, three in first place

The Left Coalition Electoral Committee included seven deputy ministers on its lists. Three of them made it to the top:

– Deputy Minister of Culture and National Heritage Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus in district no. 7 (Greater Poland Voivodeship): without a mandate. – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrzej Szejna in district no. 10 (Lesser Poland and Świętokrzyskie Voivodeships): without a mandate. – Deputy Minister of Justice Krzysztof Śmiszek in district no. 12 (Lower Silesian and Opole voivodeships): most probably won the seat, 74,089 votes were cast for him.

Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus, Andrzej Szejna, Krzysztof ŚmiszekPAP

“Two” in district no. 8 (Lublin Voivodeship) was the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Jacek Czerniakand the “troika” in district no. 11 (Silesian Voivodeship) of the Deputy Minister of Funds and Regional Policy Monika Sikora. They did not win a seat.

The last (tenth) place on the list in district no. 3 (Podlaskie and Warmian-Masurian Voivodeships) was the Deputy Minister of State Assets Marcin Kulasekand in district no. 4 (part of the Masovian Voivodeship with Warsaw) the deputy minister of education Paulina Piechna- Więckiewicz. They did not win a seat.

Read also: Exit poll results: decisive victory for the Civic Coalition

Main photo source: Leszek Szymański/PAP



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