New coalition in Poland likely to be formed by 10 parties

Source: Twitter/SejmRP
By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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Five major committees have secured their places in the Polish Sejm, the lower house of the country’s parliament: PiS (Law and Justice), KO (Civic Coalition), Third Way, New Left, and Confederation. However, a more detailed analysis of the incoming parliament members reveals a broader spectrum of representation.

Radek Karbowski, a user on the social media platform X known for sharing political insights and statistics, highlighted that the new Sejm will include representatives from 17 parties. Moreover, 42 of these members will not belong to any specific party.

Each electoral committee has brought representatives into the lower house from at least two affiliations.

Law and Justice (PiS) had the highest number of votes in the elections. The current ruling team will introduce 194 members to the Sejm. Of these, Law and Justice will have 157 members, Sovereign Poland will have 18, the Republican Party will have four, Kukiz’15 will have two, and 13 will be non-partisan.

Coming in second in the voting was the “Coalition Electoral Committee Civic Coalition PO .N IPL Greens.” As the name suggests, this agreement consists of several entities. In total, the KO representation comprises members of five parties: Civic Platform with 122 members, Modern with six, Polish Initiative with three, Greens with three, and the Social Movement AgroUnion with one. Additionally, 22 members will be non-partisan.

Source: X@RadekKar

The Third Way, although named the “Coalition Electoral Committee Third Way Poland 2050 Szymon Hołownia – Polish People’s Party (PSL),” will have a broader parliamentary representation. They will introduce Polska 2050 by Szymon Hołownia with 31 members, Polish People’s Party with 27, Center for Poland with three, and four will be non-partisan.

The New Left Electoral Committee took fourth place in the October parliamentary elections. In the Sejm, there will be 26 deputies from two parties: New Left with 19 members and Together Party with seven.

This means that if the new government is formed by the Civic Coalition, Third Way, and the Left, the deputies supporting the coalition will in fact belong to 10 different parties, whose agendas often conflict.

The weakest result among the parties entering the Sejm was noted by the Electoral Committee Confederation Freedom and Independence. They received 7.16 percent of the votes, which translates into 18 mandates. These will be represented by Confederation Freedom and Independence with seven members, New Hope with six, Confederation of the Polish Crown with two, and three will be non-partisan.

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