The votes in Third Way were evenly distributed. There will be 32 deputies from PSL and 33 from Poland 2050 in the Sejm. The Polish People’s Party will have eight more deputies and two senators than in the previous term. The new MPs include the vice-chairman of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship assembly, Agnieszka Kłopotek, and the current MEP of the People’s Party, Krzysztof Hetman. The new senator will be former Prime Minister and president of PSL Waldemar Pawlak.
Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz (leader of PSL) and Szymon Hołownia (leader of Poland 2050) decided to combine their parties and run in the elections as Third Way. The votes were almost evenly distributed. The coalition resulted in almost 15% support in the Sejm vote. There will be 11 Third Way politicians in the Senate.
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In the Sejm elections, Trzecia Droga won 65 parliamentary seats, 32 of which will go to PSL candidates and 33 to Polska 2050 candidates. Six PSL and five Polska 2050 senators, who ran from the list of the so-called Senate pact, were elected to the Senate.
New PSL MPs
In the previous term of the Sejm, the Polish People’s Party had 24 deputies, in the new term it will have eight more.
The new members of the People’s Party will be: Mirosław Adam Orlińskand, vice-chairwoman of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship assembly Agnieszka Kłopotek, Jolanta Zięba-Gzik, Stanisław Tomczyszyn, Wiesław Różyński, Krzysztof Hetmanwho is currently an MEP, Adam Dziedzic, Tadeusz Samborski, Magdalena Sroka, Michał Pyrzyk, Henryk Kiepura and Zbigniew Sosnowski.
During the term of the Sejm that was coming to an end, Jan Łopata was a member of parliament from PSL, but he did not run in these elections. However, Mieczysław Kasprzak, Dariusz Kurzawa and Jacek Protasiewicz did not get to the Sejm from the previous composition.
The MPs we will see again in the Sejm on behalf of PSL are: the president of the Party, Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, Władysław Teofil Bartoszewski, Radosław Lubczyk, Jacek Tomczak, Krzysztof Paszyk, Andrzej Grzyb, Urszula Pasławska, Zbigniew Ziejewski, Czesław Siekierski, Marek Biernacki, Stefan Krajewski, Bożena Żelazowska, Jarosław Rzepa, Marek Sawicki, Mirosław Maliszewski, Piotr Zgorzelski, Urszula Nowogórska, Ireneusz Raś, Paweł Bejda and Dariusz Klimczak.
As TVN24 reporter Karolina Wasilewska calculated, 27 seats were won by MPs belonging to the Polish People’s Party. Magdalena Sroka, supported by PSL, ran as a non-party candidate, just like Marek Biernacki, a former politician of the Civic Platform. PSL also supported the Center for Poland candidates during the campaign: Radosław Lubczyk, Ireneusz Raś and Jacek Tomczak.
New PSL senators
Six PSL senators got into the Senate. Jan Filip Libicki, Michał Kamiński, Ryszard Bober and Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski were senators in the last term of the chamber.
The two new senators of the People’s Party are: Waldemar Pawlak – two-time prime minister in 1992 and in 1993-1995, deputy prime minister and minister of economy in 2007-2012, and twice elected president of PSL, which he was in 1991-1997 and 2005-2012, and Gustaw Marek Brzezin – PSL activist, president of this party in Warmia and Mazury, and since 2014, marshal of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.
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