TVN’s “Fakty” reporter, Arleta Zalewska, determined what Jarosław Kaczyński said and heard when he approached Marshal Szymon Hołownia at the height of Tuesday’s brawl in the Sejm. – Mr. Speaker, I am the Prime Minister, I want to speak – Kaczyński was to say.
There was a discussion in the Sejm at that time choice members to the National Council of the Judiciary, but the ministers of the already dismissed government asked to vote out of turn. He continues to perform his duties until a new Council of Ministers is appointed. First he performed Zbigniew Ziobro and then Przemysław Czarnek, Łukasz Schreiber, Szymon Szynkowski aka Sęk, Sebastian Kaleta and Michał Wójcik. They referred to Art. 186 of the Rules of Procedure of the Sejm, according to which the Marshal gives the floor to members of the Council of Ministers (…) outside the order of speakers registered to speak, whenever they request it.
At one point, the president of PiS also approached the Speaker of the Sejm Jaroslaw Kaczynski. According to Arleta Zalewska, a reporter of “Fakty” TVN, he was supposed to have said: – Mr. Marshal, I am the Prime Minister, I want to speak.
All he heard from Hołownia was: – Mr. MP, I have already allowed the ministers to speak.
Politicians who saw the situation told us that the PiS president repeated several times that he was the prime minister and had the right to speak. But to no avail. Ultimately, Jarosław Kaczyński returned to his seat, not taking advantage of the privilege of speaking out of turn. Szymon Hołownia he then explained that he had allowed many ministers to speak and then closed the list of speakers.
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