Szymon Hołownia, chairman of Poland 2050 and one of the leaders of the Third Way, admitted in the “One on One” program on TVN24 that his candidacy for Speaker of the Sejm “is on the table”, but it will be decided by MPs in a vote. He also talked about progress in coalition talks. – In fact, we only have the largest blocks left on the table to arrange. There is a draft of the coalition agreement, it is a very good text, he assured. He added that it would be public.
Negotiations are underway between representatives of the Civic Coalition, Third Way and the New Left regarding the formation of a government and the appointment of key positions in parliament. The talks are also scheduled to take place on Friday.
He talked about the course of the negotiations in “One on One” on TVN24 Szymon Hołownia, chairman of Poland 2050 and one of the leaders of the Third Way. According to media reports, he is one of the main candidates for the position of Speaker of the Sejm.
When asked whether he would actually take this position, he replied: – The Sejm will decide about it. The first meeting of the new term, on November 13, will take place in a moment. Then we’ll know. There are no such arrangements for now.
– I guess it’s not about what I have that others don’t, because every MP among the deputies carries a marshal’s baton in his school bag. (…) It’s not about who is better or who is worse, but about the fact that we have to come up with a vision of how to repair the state, he emphasized.
– The state in Poland began to deteriorate with the parliament. This is where the rotting processes began, which for eight years caused the state to erode on all levels. And we need to start fixing it from the Sejm, because we often focus on the government, and rightly so, because there are many issues to be dealt with there. But there will be no good government if there is no healthy Sejm, he continued.
– I have an idea on how to try to change it, because we worked out this idea (…). It’s not like I’m the only one in the world who has it. However, if there is a joint decision of all three parties forming this democratic coalition that I would be their candidate presented to the Sejm, I will be happy about it – he assured.
Hołownia said about his candidacy: – I admit and say it openly that she is on the table. When it comes to this function, there is indeed such a piece of paper on the table.
Hołownia: the coalition agreement will be public
Hołownia also talked about progress in coalition talks. – In fact, we only have the largest blocks left on the table to arrange. There is a draft of the coalition agreement, it is a very good text, he assured.
He added that the text of this agreement “will be public” and it is prepared in points. – This is a long text. At this stage of the draft that I have seen, there are several pages, he said.
At the same time, he also admitted that there is a “protocol of differences” between the representatives of the groups.
The leader of Poland 2050 said that “it will be an unprecedented agreement, there has never been such an agreement in Poland, it will be public, it will be our common obligation.” He also said that the first point of this agreement “will be a commitment to dialogue.”
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