Deputy Wojciech Murdzek, who resigned from the function of the secretary of state in the ministry of education and science on Wednesday, declared that he would remain in the PiS parliamentary club. On Wednesday, the politician voted in favor of the draft amendment to the media law, known as the lex anti-TVN.
Of the 11 MPs who have previously sat in the PiS parliamentary club, Marcin Ociepa and Mieczysław Baszko have already left the Gowin party. Murdzek also declared in an interview with PAP to stay in the PiS club. On Wednesday, the MP resigned as the secretary of state in the Ministry of Education and Science, which he held on behalf of the Agreement.
Gowin forms the parliamentary circle of the Agreement
Jarosław Gowin, the leader of the Covenant, dismissed on Tuesday from government functions, announced on Thursday that forms a parliamentary circle of the same name. Currently, apart from Gowin, the circle is composed of MPs: Michał Wypij (head of the circle), Magdalena Sroka, Iwona Michałek, Stanisław Bukowiec and the previously unaffiliated MP Monika Pawłowska. Senator Józef Zając will also belong to the parliamentary group, said the party’s spokesman Jan Strzeżek.
It is not yet known how the MPs will behave: Andrzej Gut-Mostowy, Grzegorz Piechowiak and Anna Dąbrowska-Banaszek, who until now sat as members of the Covenant in the PiS club.
Murdzek voted for the lex TVN law
On Wednesday, the Sejm adopted the lex anti-TVN law. 228 deputies voted in favor of the bill, with 216 votes against and 10 abstentions. Among the supporters of the act were, among others three MPs from Kukiz ’15. MPs: Grzegorz Piechowiak, Wojciech Murdzek, Anna Dąbrowska-Banaszek, Mieczysław Baszko and Marcin Ociepa also voted for.
The Act amends the rules for granting broadcasting licenses to media with capital from outside the European Economic Area. In the opinion of commentators, the PiS project targets the independence of TVN. Many journalists, politicians and institutions protested against the changes in the media law.
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