People associated with Mateusz Morawiecki, who were filled in state-owned companies, contributed money to his election campaign in 2019. Documents in this case were disclosed by TVN24 journalists. – This is contrary to the spirit and the idea of creating equal electoral opportunities – admitted senator from the PiS club Jan Maria Jackowski. According to KO Senator Krzysztof Brejza, such action is “an eastern pattern from the post-Soviet republics”.
On Wednesday, a report by Dariusz Kubik and Grzegorz Łakomski was broadcast in “Black on the White” “To the company with the prime minister. Donation to Mateusz Morawiecki”. In it, journalists showed confirmations of transfers to Morawiecki’s election campaign in 2019, which were made by people from the so-called “Morawiecki list”, i.e. people related to the prime minister who were filled in state-owned companies.
“As a rule, anyone can contribute money to the election fund of any party. Provided that it is voluntary. However, when payments are made by employees of government-dependent institutions, a number of questions arise” – the reporters note.
Jackowski: This is against the spirit and the idea of creating equal election opportunities
The journalists’ findings were commented on by politicians on Thursday. – It amazes me. This may mean that in these appointments an important element could be, for example, the suggestion that if there are needs, we “count on reciprocity”. For example in the form of financing the election campaign – said Jan Maria Jackowski, senator from the PiS club.
He noted that “from what we know so far, there is no contradiction to the law here”, but “it somehow contradicts the spirit and the idea of creating equal electoral opportunities”.
Brejza: is an eastern pattern from the post-Soviet republics
KO Senator Krzysztof Brejza said that “there was such a concept of BMW – passive, mediocre, but faithful. Now there is BMW again – passive, mediocre, but solvent.”
– This is a scandalous situation. These people sat on State Treasury companies on the recommendation of Mateusz Morawiecki. This is the eastern pattern from the post-Soviet republics. They pay off their debt, they are an army of political apparatchiks. The companies are replaced by competent and experienced people who used to work there. This mediocre PiS apparatus pushes such experienced people out and turns into a living network for transferring money to an election campaign, commented Brejza.
Sachajko: We have had such things in Poland for 30 years. This is reprehensible
Jarosław Sachajko from Kukiz’15 said that “it does not shock him at all”, because “we have had such things in Poland for 30 years”. “It’s very reprehensible,” he said.
He added that in the last term of office, Kukiz’15 “prepared a bill that changes the way political parties are financed”. – He says that every citizen indicates each year to which group he will allocate his 5 zlotys, which we spend on parties anyway as citizens. This draft was not passed – said the deputy.
Main photo source: PAP / Darek Delmanowicz