– This is the scenario planned for this session of the Sejm and I hope that the Sejm will accept this candidacy – the government spokesman said about Elżbieta Witek.
TVN24 journalist Konrad Piasecki pointed out that the opposition accuses Marshal Elżbieta Witek of breaking the rules of the Sejm. – What kind of violation of the rules, exactly? – Müller asked.
Piasecki recalled the famous case of resuming the vote. According to some experts Witek’s decision at that time was unauthorized. — The Rules of Procedure of the Sejm provide for resumption. This was not the only resumption in the history of the Sejm, replied the government spokesman.
Piotr Müller on the choice of Elżbieta Witek. “We do not foresee any other scenario”
Piasecki then asked the politician what would happen if the new parliamentary majority did not accept Elżbieta Witek’s candidacy. – Mr. Editor, I don’t believe it. You have said here many times that this is a democratic opposition, that they have standards. You probably don’t believe they would behave like that. I don’t believe it, said Müller ironically.
– And you maintained these democratic standards – Piasecki asked. He also recalled the situation during the first PiS government in 2005, when the opposition did not have a deputy speaker of the Sejm for some time after Stefan Niesiołowski was rejected in the vote.
– But you were the ones who criticized us (…). I understand that you may criticize us. In this studio, we have heard many times that there is authoritarianism in Poland, said a PiS politician. – As I understand it, you are suggesting that this democratic opposition could behave as badly as we do – he added.
— I’m not suggesting anything. I’m just saying what opposition politicians say. And they say: give us another candidate – replied the journalist, asking what PiS will do if Elżbieta Witek’s candidacy is not accepted.
The spokesman said that PiS “does not currently foresee a scenario” in which this could happen.
Meanwhile, on Polskie Radio 24, Marek Suski from PiS explained what will happen if the new parliamentary coalition blocks Elżbieta Witek. Suski announced that PiS will not change its candidate. “There will be an empty space,” he said.