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New Left. Włodzimierz Czarzasty and Robert Biedroń as co-chairmen of the New Left. Unification Congress

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During the reunification congress of the New Left on Saturday, Włodzimierz Czarzasty and Robert Biedroń became the co-chairmen of the grouping. The New Left presented its program priorities.

During the reunification congress, over 1,100 delegates elected co-chairmen to lead the Democratic Left Alliance and Spring faction. Biedroń received 936 votes, Czarzasty was supported by 887 delegates, and the counter-candidate of the SLD faction leader Piotr Rączkowski obtained 152 votes.

On Saturday, the New Left unveiled its program priorities – including the elimination of the so-called junk contracts, an increase in health care spending to 7.2 percent of GDP, a departure from coal by 2035, restoration of European standards in the judiciary, practical and not ideological education, guaranteeing equality marriage.

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Congress of the New LeftAlbert Zawada / PAP

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Kwaśniewski with red lines

The former president was among the guests of the congress Aleksander Kwasniewski. – I hope that Polish women and men will be able to confidently vote for the wise, credible, competent, European, well-organized and responsible Left in the future, he said.

Kwaśniewski also referred to press publications that suggested that the Left wants to tie its future with PiS. – I think that your congress must send out a clear, firm message that there are impassable red lines and that these red lines concern PiS in the first place – he said.

Main photo source: Albert Zawada / PAP



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