Szymon Hołownia initiated the procedure to fill the seat left by Mariusz Kamiński. In the case of Maciej Wąsik, the activities were suspended. – It is not my fault – emphasized the Speaker of the Sejm.
On Friday, January 12, Szymon Hołownia announced the commencement of the procedure to re-fill the mandate of Mariusz Kamiński. The day before, he emphasized that actions are results announcement of the resolution about its extinction. He also stated that the case of the former head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration “does not raise any doubts.”
Procedure for filling a seat
In the case of Maciej Wąsik, the Speaker of the Sejm decided to suspend the activities. – MP Wąsik’s mandate has expired, but in order to start the procedure of filling it, I need to have a consistent message. It’s not my fault – he explained, quoted by Onet. He also announced that he would reconsider the case after “this chaos in the Supreme Court ends.”
However, the leader of Poland 2050 emphasized that both politicians would not be able to participate in the Sejm sessions. – The gentlemen lost their parliamentary seats irrevocably due to the judgment of the district court. This initiative, the president’s pardon, concerns the prison sentence they have started serving – he added, quoted by RMF 24. He noted, however, that – like other former MPs – they will have the right to participate in ceremonies organized in the building at ul. Rural.
The case of Kamiński and Wąsik
In December last year, Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik were sentenced to two years in prison. On Tuesday, January 9, police officers detained them on the premises of the Presidential Palace and took them to the Warsaw-Grochów Detention Center. A day later, the former head of the secret services was sent to a penitentiary facility in Radom, and his deputy was sent to a facility near Ostrołęka.
On Thursday, January 11, Andrzej Duda announced the start of the procedure re-pardon both politicians. – Ladies (wives of former MPs – ed.) came to ask me to secure their release. Maciej Wąsik and Mariusz Kamiński went on hunger strike. They do not accept meals. There is no need to explain what this means, argued the president.