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President of the Polish Parliament forced to resign

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Jaroslaw Kaczynski, president of the ultra-conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS), in power in Poland, had to sacrifice his loyal thirty-year-old loyal Marek Kuchcinski, whom he had had elected in 2015. President of the Lower House of Parliament. Harassed for two weeks by the press and the opposition for using government planes for personal purposes, the march of the Diet – the Polish title of the President of the Assembly e – announced Thursday, August 8, his dismissal under the impassive gaze of his political sponsor.

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It is exceptional that Jaroslaw Kaczynski succumbs to pressure from the opposition or the media. Undisputed President of the PiS who controls the parliamentary majority and most public institutions – Presidency of the Republic, Constitutional Court, Public Media, National Council of the Judiciary – €? Â € | â € |â € | He generally ignores the pleas of opposing political groups and journalists.

As President of the Diet, Marek Kuchcinski has long been criticized for his political management of parliamentary proceedings and for restrictions on access to the media. By the time of Christmas 2016, his decision to exclude a member of the squad had even caused a month's occupation of Parliament. Nevertheless, with the support of his party's president, he had always survived the reinstatement motions against him (four in three years).

Image of probity

On 25 July, when an opposition leader published documents that the president of the Dičète had several times borrowed a government plane with his wife and children, the case seems to be exhausted in the usual way: to apologize, to reimburse the disputed sums and to announce new measures of control.

In 2018, the revelation of important bonuses awarded by the former Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to herself and her staff had ended with their repayment. Catholic Relief and a 20% reduction in parliamentary allowances. "We do not enter politics for money," then justified Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who had also insisted on the need to consider public opinion. "Vox populi, vox Dei. In fact, the PiS has built some of its popularity on an image of probity and disinterest in the service of the country, displaying itself as morally superior to  " à © lites" presumed corrupt.

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