In the previous term of the Sejm, PiS president Jarosław Kaczyński himself admitted that he spoke without any formal procedure. On Tuesday, MP Marek Suski wanted to speak in his own way. Donald Tusk is talking more and more boldly about bringing PiS to justice.
The time of speeches in the Sejm, when a politician speaks out of turn and outside the rules, just because he is from the ruling party, is apparently over, as evidenced by Tuesday’s session, when PiS MP Marek Suski entered the Sejm rostrum. – In what manner do you want to act, Mr. Marek Suski? – asked the Speaker of the Sejm. – Habit is human nature, that’s all clear – Szymon Hołownia replied to himself.
The exchange of words between the gentlemen continued for a while. – You are audacious if you claim that you can not give the minister the floor – said Marek Suski. However, a moment later, when the PiS MP wanted to speak in accordance with the rules – as the Speaker of the Sejm said – there were no obstacles. – This is simply censorship. There was preventive censorship in the Polish People’s Republic, now the Polish People’s Republic is returning – MP Suski summed up the whole situation.
– After 9 years spent in the European Parliament, I am going through culture shock. There, actions such as those carried out by MP Suski are impossible – comments Krzysztof Hetman, MP from Trzecia Droga.
PiS settlement announcement
On Tuesday, the Sejm also held the election of new members of the State Tribunal and members of parliamentary committees. PiS politicians had reservations that representatives of their largest club in the Sejm should head more committees. – I understand that they didn’t understand it 8 years ago and today they are trying to make up for it. I think that the space they have in parliament is much larger than they gave us, says Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, leader of the Polish People’s Party and Third Way.
PiS politicians, however, have a problem because, contrary to what Mateusz Morawiecki claims, they have no chance of winning a majority both in the plenary and at committee meetings, hence every vote that is important to them is won by the new coalition majority. – We want to use this time, before the government is formed, to prepare an accounting of the bad things that are still happening – declares Donald Tusk, leader of the Civic Platform and shows a folder containing all the draft resolutions on this matter.
The new parliamentary majority wants to establish investigative commissions regarding envelope elections, the visa scandal and the use of the Pegasus spy program by the authorities. Tusk also announced the submission of bills regarding the legalization of abortion up to the 12th week, the availability of the morning-after pill, and a bill on clean hands regarding the obligation to disclose spouses’ assets. The parliamentary majority also wants to dismiss the composition of the “lex Tusk” commission.
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