President who can`t help being a puppet Dec 28, 2016 15:44:09 GMT 1
Post by Bonobo on Dec 28, 2016 15:44:09 GMT 1
This mem is reality.
Duda signs everything what PiS leaders bring him.
Yes, I know he isn`t a too powerful politician, because, nominated as a candidate for President by Kaczyński himself, and accidentally becoming one, he lacks strong independent background. But when he gains one and will be able to confront PiS and its omnipotent chairman, it will be too late and the nickname "notary public of Kaczyński" will be difficult to get rid of.
President Andrzej Duda has just signed the act passed recently by both the Polish parliament (o, hail, the parliamentary majority of Law and Justice!) and the Senate (yay! another session held at 3am!) that is to alter the way in which Constitutional Tribunal operates. So now instead of 5 independent judges we’ll have 15 (thus 13 will be necessary to make a binding decision) judges of somewhat dubious background while all claims will be scrutinized according to the chronological order in which they have been filed. Sounds sound, but is it really?
The president appears either completely misguided or simply sucessfully led by the hand by the infamous puppet master Jarosław Kaczyński – either way, in the today’s announcement in which President Andrzej Duda attempted to explain why he has decided to sign the act on Constitutional Tribunal he blatantly stated that he believes that the act actually strengthtens the competences of the Tribunal and that by signing it he hopes that all controversy and idle argumentation against the act will be silenced. Because „Poles desire no disturbance” and thus no disturbance (from the opposition, I wonder?) will arise in the new order. It’s so good to know that the president still cares about us all so much (as during his presidential campaign when he was referred to as the “President of every Pole”) that he sacrificed his family Christmas to ponder over how much the entire society will benefit from the act. I feel so much better right now, don’t you? [......]
President Duda: opposition intent on ‘inciting social unrest’
The opposition parties whose MPs are staging a sit-in protest in parliament are intent on “inciting social unrest”, said Polish President Andrzej Duda during a recent interview.
“People do not like being in a state of anxiety, so if such an impression arises, it automatically discredits people in power,” Duda told the Gazeta Polska Codziennie daily in an interview published on Tuesday.
Opposition MPs spent Christmas in parliament as part of a sit-in protest amid a political crisis in the country.
Deputies from the Civic Platform and Nowoczesna parties have requested a key vote on next year's budget to be repeated, calling it illegal.
Meanwhile the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party has denied that there were any irregularities in the vote.
The protesting MPs have said that until there is some development in the matter, they will be staging the protest until 11 January, the first day of parliamentary sitting in 2017. They have been in parliament since the budget vote on 16 December.
Top ranking PiS officials have said that they see “no reason” to repeat the vote.
In the interview, President Duda, who is aligned with the PiS party, said that the government has introduced many “pro-social changes”, that can be felt “by average citizens”.
He added that if opposition voices have “no argument that the government is acting against citizens, they stir up unrest. Hence they cry of a ‘threat to democracy’, and the alleged threat to media freedom.”
Duda met the leaders of the four opposition parties in Poland following the disputed vote in mid-December, and announced he would mediate in the matter.