As Czarzasty reported, the National Council of the New Left adopted a resolution to consent to the conclusion of a post-election agreement to create a common government, in accordance with the coalition agreement concluded by the Civic Coalition, Third Road and the New Left.
Czarzasty added that the resolution enters into force on the day of its adoption. He informed that 140 people voted for the resolution, no one was against.
— We believe that the entry and opportunity for the Polish Left to enter and co-create the government and take responsibility for Poland, for the situation in our country, is the most important thing for us. That is why we approach these challenges very responsibly and that is why I presented to you the unanimously adopted resolution, said Czarzasty.
— This resolution was unanimously adopted by all people participating in today’s National Council. This is an extremely important resolution when it comes to the future of Poland and the implementation of the electoral program, said Robert Biedroń.
While reading the text of the resolution, the co-chairman of the New Left noted that the emphasis was placed on six program pillars: women’s rights, secular state, housing, work, public services and senior policy.
“We also oblige them (New Left parliamentarians – editor’s note) to submit a draft bill guaranteeing Polish women the right to safe and legal abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy and a draft bill decriminalizing assistance in terminating pregnancy,” reads the adopted resolution.
On Friday, October 10, the leaders of KO, PSL, Polski 2050 and New Left initialed the coalition agreement. Donald Tusk represented the entire Civic Coalition (PO, Nowoczesna and the Green Party).
In turn, Włodzimierz Czarzasty and Robert Biedroń represented only the New Left, and not the entire left, because the Razem Party (which has seven MPs) decided not to join the government.