The MPs decided that the Sejm of the 10th term would have six deputy marshals. After the vote on this matter, the Speaker of the Sejm, Szymon Hołownia, ordered a break in the session until 7 p.m.
Behind choice six deputy marshals, 458 deputies voted. Nobody was against, nobody abstained.
Marshal of the Sejm Szymon Hołownia informed about two motions for draft resolutions regarding the number of deputy marshals – Confederation and Civic Coalition. Both assume that there will be six deputy speakers of the Sejm.
After voting on this matter, Hołownia ordered a break in the session and set the deadline for submitting candidates until 6:30 p.m. The Sejm is to resume its sessions at 7 p.m.
Budka: People who violated the Polish constitution cannot be in the Presidium of the Sejm
– We, as the smallest club of this term, also want to represent the 1.5 million people who voted for us and co-create the agenda of the Sejm of the 10th term – said Stanisław Tyszka from Confederation before the vote on the resolutions.
– We follow a very simple principle. Each grouping, each parliamentary club should have its representative. Let me remind you that this has not always been the rule in this House. In 2015, those who are calling for rules today broke this rule, said the head of the KO club Borys Budka.
He recalled that “the Polish People’s Party club was deprived of representation in the Presidium of the Sejm.” – It was done in a way that absolutely violated all rules – he added.
Budka emphasized that there is one basic rule. – The Presidium of the Sejm is intended for people who respect the elementary principles of parliamentarism. The Presidium of the Sejm is a place where people who over the last 8 years have been grossly violating the Polish constitution, violating the principles of parliamentarism, and who have treated this House as a voting machine in an absolutely brazen way – he said.
– Therefore, the Civic Coalition club will, for obvious reasons, refuse to support those candidacies that will violate the principle of democratic principles in this House. And I would like this to be an interpretation for all those who will make decisions on this matter, he added.
The composition of the Sejm of the 10th term was elected in the elections on October 15, 2023. Five election committees introduced their representatives to the lower house of the Polish parliament: Law and JusticeCivic Coalition PO, .N, IPL, Greens, Third Way Poland 2050 by Szymon Hołownia – Polish People’s PartyNew Left and Confederation Freedom and Independence.
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