Controversy around ruling PO local elections
October 30, 2013
Poland's governing party Civic Platform (PO) national authorities will convene on Wednesday afternoon to discuss alleged irregularities during the elections of regional leaders in the Dolnoslaskie and Lubuskie regions, governmental spokesperson Pawel Gras said.
Head of PO's parliamentary caucus Rafal Grupinski called for repeating the Saturday elections in the Dolnoslaskie region (Lower Silesia) after the publication of a recording in which one of PO MPs Norbert Wojnarowski offered a post at copper firm KGHM to one of the delegates in exchange for supporting PO MEP Jacek Protasiewicz in the elections.
The delegate, who revealed the affair said that he received a telephone from KGHM company’s management representative who invited him for an interview, the weekly Newsweek reports.
Protasiewicz won the elections in Dolnoslaskie (Lower Silesia) on Saturday taking over the leadership from Grzegorz Schetyna, considered an internal opponent of PM Donald Tusk.
Protasiewicz denied any wrongdoing and said he did not authorize any such offers and was unaware of the whole situation.
Grupinski said he would motion for suspending Wojnarowski.