Szymon Hołownia becomes Speaker of Polish Sejm
On November 13, Szymon Hołownia from the Poland 2050 party was elected to the 10th term as Speaker of the Polish Sejm
This is reported by Polish radio RMF24.
Hołownia's candidacy was supported by 265 members of the Sejm.
Introducing Hołownia's candidacy, Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, head of the PSL, which formed a coalition with Poland 2050, pointed to erudition as the candidate's main feature. He also mentioned Hołownia's attention to social issues and described his journalistic achievements and book publications.
Hołownia's opponent for the position of Sejm Speaker was a candidate from the Law and Justice party, Elżbieta Witek, who had held the post since August 9, 2019. She received 193 votes of support.
Who is Szymon Hołownia?
Szymon Hołownia was born on September 3, 1976, in the Polish city of Białystok.
He became a member of the Polish Sejm for the first time, and before that, the 47-year-old politician was a journalist, writer, showman, and public figure. He worked as an editor and columnist for many Polish media outlets, including newspapers and radio stations.
In 2020, he ran in the Polish presidential election and came in third place. That year, Hołownia founded the Poland 2050 party, which won 33 seats in the Polish parliamentary elections in the fall.
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