The position of one of the opposition candidates for the Senate is at risk. All because of her political past and statements related to Vladimir Putin and Ukraine.
Although the opposition Senate pact has been finalized and all the names have been announced, it is possible that it will change. Małgorzata Zych, who started with Konfederacja years ago and has now been nominated by the Polish People’s Party, may be concerned about her place.
The opposition candidate cannot say whether Putin is a war criminal
Zych’s candidacy is being removed from the lists, among others. Action Democracy, whose representative on the occasion of the Campus Poland of the Future event, recalled that until recently a woman could not admit that Vladimir Putin is a war criminal. “I don’t know anything about big politics,” argued the possible future senator. Several thousand people have already signed a petition to change the candidate of the Stalowa Wola district.
Szymon Hołownia, co-founder of the Third Road coalition with the Polish People’s Party, was already asked about the candidate’s statements. The politician stated that “if someone comes on board, he adopts their values” and that “in all groups there is no shortage of people who once expressed different views.”
Kosiniak-Kamysz made a clear declaration regarding the candidacy of Małgorzata Zych
On Tuesday, a clear declaration was made by Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, leader of the Polish People’s Party.
– If Mrs. Zych does not make a clear declaration of condemnation of Putin, what he is doing in Ukraine, condemnation of genocide, i.e. if she does not stand for our values and makes this clear, she will not be our candidate – said Kosiniak-Kamysz.
We know why Małgorzata Zych was on the lists
The co-founder of Third Way explained what motivated the decision to include the former Confederation representative on the opposition’s electoral lists.
– We were looking for a candidate in the Stalowa Wola district. It’s not easy, everyone was setting out. Nobody there really wants to run for office, especially for the Senate, because the chances are slim, the politician explained.
– If we want to win the elections, we cannot lock ourselves in our own bubble, because this bubble is too narrow. If we do not win over some of the voters who voted for Law and Justice four years ago, and perhaps even those who are now considering voting for Confederation, we will not win these elections, added Kosiniak-Kamysz.