Senate against lex TVN. In the vote, senators completely rejected the draft amendment to the act by MPs from the Law and Justice party. 93 senators took part in the vote. 53 of them were against lex TVN, including the senator of the Law and Justice club Jan Maria Jackowski.
On Thursday, the Senate dealt with the amendment to the Broadcasting Act adopted by the Sejm on August 11. In the opinion of many observers, journalists and the opposition, the novel is aimed at the TVN Group, whose shareholder is the American Discovery concern. According to the authors of the amendment to the Broadcasting Act, PiS MPs, its purpose is to tighten up and clarify the applicable regulations.
READ THE RELATION: Lex TVN. Debates in the Senate
In a vote held at 16.50 The Senate decided to reject the draft amendment in its entirety. 93 senators took part in the vote. 53 of them were against lex TVN, 37 against and 3 abstained. Lex TVN will now return to the Sejm.
The Senate rejected lex TVN. How did the senators vote?
Parliamentary Club Civic Coalition – Civic Platform, Nowoczesna, Polish Initiative, Greens (41 senators): 41 votes for rejecting the project.
Senators’ Circle Polish Coalition – Polish People’s Party (4 senators): 4 votes for rejecting the project.
Independent Senators Circle (3 senators): 2 votes for rejecting the project. Senator Lidia Staroń did not take part in the vote.
Coalition Parliamentary Club of the Left (2 senators): 2 votes for rejecting the project.
Non-attached senators (2 senators): 2 votes for rejecting the project. Senator Lidia Staroń did not take part in the vote.
Parliamentary Circle Poland 2050 (1 senator): 1 vote for rejecting the project.
Law and Justice Parliamentary Club (47 senators): 1 vote against the bill (Jan Maria Jackowski), 37 votes against, 3 abstentions (Margareta Budner, Tadeusz Kopeć, Józef Łyczak) Senators: Włodzimierz Bernacki, Grzegorz Czelej, Maria Koc, Waldemar Kraska, Jarosław did not take part in the vote Rusiecki and Alicja Zając.
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