Henryk Kowalczyk may say goodbye to the position of Minister of Agriculture. – You have to wait a few more hours for the official message – said on Wednesday morning Ryszard Terlecki, chairman of the parliamentary club of Law and Justice. At 10.00, Minister Kowalczyk is to issue a statement.
Richard Terleckichairman of the parliamentary caucus PIS was asked on Wednesday in the Sejm whether Minister Henryk Kowalczyk would resign. – You have to wait a few more hours for the official message – replied the deputy marshal of the Sejm. He did not deny that the Minister of Agriculture would resign.
Henryk Kowalczyk has been Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development since October 26, 2021. In recent weeks, we have been dealing with growing dissatisfaction of farmers who have a number of comments about the government’s policy. For several days, there has been a protest in front of the Provincial Office in Szczecin, where farmers are demanding, among others, regulation of the grain issue Ukraine. The protesters broke the so-called green town.
Demonstrating farmers in recent weeks disrupted events involving Kowalczyk. This was the case, e.g. in Kielce, when the minister of agriculture had to be evacuated from the hall at a farmers’ fair after being surrounded by farmers who whistled and chanted vulgar slogans. Protesters they also disrupted Deputy Prime Minister Kowalczyk’s speech during the agricultural forum in Jasionka. Some of the protesters threw eggs at the minister.
Who is Henryk Kowalczyk?
Henryk Kowalczyk had previously held several ministerial positions – both in the government of Beata Szydło and in governments Mateusz Morawiecki – he was the Minister of the Environment in 2018-2019 and the head of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers in 2015-2018.
Kowalczyk is an MP of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th term.
The first information about the possible resignation of Henryk Kowalczyk was provided by Interia.
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