According to “Gazeta Wyborcza”, PiS politicians are encouraging President Andrzej Duda to send the budget bill back to the Constitutional Tribunal. If the Constitutional Tribunal finds the budget unconstitutional, the president may call new elections. Prime Minister Donald Tusk commented on these speculations.
At the end of December, “Gazeta Wyborcza” wrote that the president of Law and Justice, Jarosław Kaczyński, and hard-line politicians of the party that was previously in power were to persuade President Andrzej Duda to send the budget bill to the Constitutional Tribunal (the president cannot veto the budget bill). Then, the head of the Constitutional Tribunal, Julia Przyłębska may consider the budget unconstitutional, which may consequently lead to the president calling new elections.
Will the president send the budget to the Constitutional Tribunal? “What is not forbidden…”
Marcin Przydacza, a PiS MP and until recently a minister in the president’s office, was asked on Tuesday on RMF FM whether the president can refer the budget bill to the Constitutional Tribunal.
– The Constitution does not explicitly mention it or prohibit it. And what is not forbidden is permitted – Przydacz said, emphasizing that he would like “the best possible cooperation between all three parts of power in Poland – the judiciary, the executive and the legislative.”
Tusk: “Completely unlikely”
Today, Prime Minister Donald Tusk referred to the scenario described by “Wyborcza”. – This seems completely unlikely to me for one obvious reason – the president’s political camp are the last people who should care about faster elections today – said the head of government during a press conference.
– If it were to happen that the president – on Kaczyński’s orders – commits legal violations to dissolve the parliament, they would regret it more severely than on October 15 – added.