EP's Employment Committee rejects former Polish PM's candidacy

2019-07-15, 21:45 update: 2019-07-22, 13:01
Beata Szydło. Photo PAP/Radek Pietruszka
Beata Szydło. Photo PAP/Radek Pietruszka
Former Polish PM Beata Szydlo failed, for the second time, to be elected chairman of the EP's Employment and Social Affairs Committee, during a vote in Strasbourg on Monday.

Szydlo, a Law and Justice (PiS) MEP, was backed by 19 MEPs, while 34 MEPs voted against her candidacy and two MEPs abstained. 

The Polish MEP was the only candidate for the post.

Fellow PiS MEP Beata Mazurek, commenting on the vote, said that "it is clear that the vendetta for blocking Timmermans' candidacy is being continued." Mazurek, a former spokesman for the Law and Justice claimed the Employment Committee is "dominated by the left-liberal establishment and hence the result of today's vote."  

A week ago, twenty-one MEPs supported Szydlo's candidacy, 27 were against and two MEPs abstained. (PAP)

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