New opposition party forms parliamentary group

2021-02-17 12:18 update: 2021-02-24, 19:01
Joanna Mucha, Szymon Hołownia, Michał Kobosko, Hanna Gill-Piątek Fot. PAP/Wojciech Olkuśnik
Joanna Mucha, Szymon Hołownia, Michał Kobosko, Hanna Gill-Piątek Fot. PAP/Wojciech Olkuśnik
Opposition movement Polska 2050 will have its own group in parliament after three MPs decided to join forces to represent it.

Formed last year by Catholic journalist and former presidential candidate Szymon Holownia, Polska 2050 has become a centre-right party that has managed to get some politicians from its rivals to defect to its ranks.

On Tuesday, Hanna Gill-Piatek, Joanna Mucha and Paulina Hennig-Kloska announced creation of its new group in parliament and on Wednesday, it was officially registered. They said that as a parliamentary group they will be able to represent Polska 2050 supporters in the Sejm (the lower house of Polish parliament).

Hennig-Kloska is a former member of the Nowoczesna party, which is part of the main parliamentary opposition group Civic Coalition (KO). Mucha was a member of Civic Platform, which heads the KO coalition while Gill-Piatek was a member of The Left. (PAP)