Certainly, Jarosław Kaczyński is extremely determined to maintain the parliamentary majority. At least until spring, because I think he takes such a scenario very seriously – said the leader of the Agreement, Jarosław Gowin in “Rozmowa Piaseckiego”. – He is not a foregone conclusion, but it is open, the scenario of early elections – specified the former deputy prime minister.
On Monday, in “Rozmowa Piaseckiego”, the leader of the Covenant, Jarosław Gowin, commented, among other things, on the model of government that, in his opinion, is exercised by Law and Justice. He stated that Law and Justice chose the model of “populist democracy” in the sphere of the political system. – I am much closer to the model of liberal democracy – he added.
The former deputy prime minister claimed that he fought for PiS to be a “moderate center-right”, but today it is not. – In economic matters, it chose definitely socialist solutions – he said.
Gowin: extreme politicization of the public media is a fact
– Jarosław Kaczyński undoubtedly has a very deep conviction that further PiS rule is a condition for Poland’s development, prosperity and security – assessed Gowin.
He stated that “most certainly” Kaczyński would not go as far as to rig the elections. – However, when it comes to a certain stretching of the rules of democracy, such as the extreme politicization of public media, unfortunately – it is a fact – he said.
– Jaroslaw Kaczynski is definitely determined to maintain the parliamentary majority. Until at least spring, because I think he is taking such a scenario very seriously. He is not a foregone conclusion, but it is open, the scenario of early elections – he specified.
Gowin explained that this is due to the budget situation, because “the budget for 2022 can be tightened, because the European Commission allows the Member States to relax the tax rule, but in 2023 this will not be possible and severe cuts will be necessary.”
Gowin: Andrzej Dudy’s candidacy was questionable
The Covenant Leader also admitted that he helped President Andrzej Duda to become a candidate in the 2020 elections. There was a moment when Andrzej Duda’s candidacy as a representative of the United Right was questionable – he said. – It was about the dismissal of Jacek Kurski, the condition of the president having to sign the law on the dismissal of Jacek Kurski – he explained. – There has been a joke in the government coalition for a long time that Jacek Kurski is the fourth coalition partner. In a sense, he is perhaps the most important coalition partner, he added.
When asked if Mateusz Morawiecki would be the candidate if it were not for Andrzej Duda, Jarosław Gowin replied that “this would probably be an indication”. – I would like to point out that Prime Minister Morawiecki himself, putting himself at the disposal of Jarosław Kaczyński, at the same time, just like me, urged to maintain the candidacy of Andrzej Duda – he assured.
Jarosław Gowin’s resignation and the departure of the United Right
Jarosław Gowin was dismissed from the government on August 11 at the request of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. The reason for the resignation – as government spokesman Piotr Mueller explained – was that Gowin and the members of the Agreement were working at an insufficient pace on the projects included in the Polish Lada and were taking “unreliable actions” regarding the tax reform.
After its resignation, the Covenant board decided to leave the United Right. However, some of Gowin’s former associates decided to stay in the PiS club, some of them still hold the positions of deputy ministers.
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