Kidawa-Błońska appointed new Sejm speaker
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Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska has been appointed the new speaker of the Sejm lower house of parliament following the resignation of Radosław Sikorski.
Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska was elected Sejm speaker on Thursday. Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak
Civic Platform (PO) MP Kidawa-Błońska was until recently the government spokesperson.
She was voted into the post by 244 MPs mainly from the PO and the Polish People’s party (PSL).
“There is no need to insult each other, or argue. We will jointly create good laws,” Kidawa-Błońska said on Thursday.
The runner up in the voting was MP Jerzy Wenderlich, with the support of 43 MPs.
The previous speaker, Radosław Sikorski handed in his resignation in the wake of the release of sensitive documents related to the so-called finance-tape scandal.
In one recording, Sikorski said that the US-Polish relationship was “worthless” and amounted to Poland giving the US oral sex. He also said that Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron had “f****d up” by trying to veto the last European treaty.
Meanwhile, a Warsaw court has upheld a one-year prison sentence without the right to appeal handed to the whistle-blower who released the documents, Zbigniew Stonoga. (rg)