Each MP is responsible and will be assessed by voters – this is how PiS spokeswoman Anita Czerwińska referred to the fact that some MPs from this party voted on the ratification of the decision related to the Reconstruction Fund against party discipline. When asked about the possible consequences for these Members, she replied that “such decisions cannot be made hotly.”
On Tuesday The Sejm adopted a draft law on the ratification of the decision that would enable the mobilization of the EU Reconstruction Fund. Solidarity Poland, whose deputies voted against it on Tuesday, has long declared its objection to the ratification.
456 deputies voted. 290 voted for, 33 against, and 133 abstained.
Czerwińska: We are pleased that the Sejm supported the ratification with such an overwhelming majority of votes
The PiS spokeswoman Anita Czerwińska referred to the results of the parliamentary vote.
– We are pleased that the Sejm, despite the emotions that prevailed during the debate, supported the ratification with such an overwhelming majority of votes, because thanks to this, Poland will receive PLN 770 billion, which the PiS government has negotiated in Brussels. Let me remind you that these are the largest funds for Poland in the history of our membership, she said.
She added that “this is good news for Poland, Poles and the Polish economy”.
“Each deputy is responsible and will be assessed by voters”
Referring to the deputies who were against or abstained from voting, the PiS spokeswoman stated that “each deputy is responsible and will be assessed by voters.”
231 out of 233 MPs voted from the PiS club, 211 were for and 20 were against. Two deputies did not take part in the vote. Against – despite the club discipline – three MPs from PiS (Anna Maria Siarkowska, Sławomir Zawiślak and Małgorzata Janowska) and all the politicians of Solidarity Poland voted against.
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“Such decisions cannot be made hotly”
The head of the PiS club, Ryszard Terlecki, announced long before the vote that the voting discipline would apply in the club. In turn, the deputy head of the PiS club, Marek Suski, pointed out that the penalty for breaking discipline may be “a reprimand, reprimand, financial penalty, and even exclusion from the club.”
Czerwińska, when asked what consequences should be expected of the PiS club members who did not vote for the ratification act, noted that “such decisions cannot be made hotly”.
Main photo source: PAP / Rafał Guz