Among the deputies of the main majority, one person voted in favor of the candidacy of Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz – Małgorzata Wassermann. In an interview with Onet, the deputy explained that it was a mistake. He was going to vote against the candidacy.
Among the opposition, almost all members of the Confederation (except Artur Dziambor – abstained), two members of the Polish Coalition PSL-Kukiz’15 – Jacek Tomczak and Stanisław Tyszka, while two members of the latter clubs – Paweł Kukiz and Paweł Szramka – abstained. yes. Other lawmakers voted in favor of the candidacy.
Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz was again the only candidate for the Ombudsman. The KO and Lewica clubs, along with PSL deputies, re-submitted their candidacy, and had the support of social organizations. On October 22, Seym had already voted for his candidacy and was not elected. The term of office of the current Ombudsman, Adam Bodnar, ended on 9 September.
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– I think it is time to choose an ombudsman, because a hundred days have passed since the end of the term of office of the 7th term spokesman, that is, Adam Bodnar – Rudzińska-Bluszcz told reporters on Thursday in Sejm. He added that he fears that this will not happen, “because the majority of the government rejects this office.”
He recalled that in recent months the issue of the selection of the Ombudsman had been off the Sejm agenda several times. “I was also called to the justice and human rights commission yesterday, three hours earlier,” he said.
Rudzińska-Bluszcz noted that the Commissioner for Human Rights is a citizen office, that it is an “uncomfortable office by definition” because it indicates shortcomings.
The Ombudsman is appointed by the Sejm by the Senate with the consent of the Sejm Marshal or a group of 35 deputies at his request. If the Senate refuses to appoint an ombudsman (a period of one month is required to reach a resolution stating the consent or objection), the Sejm shall appoint another person as ombudsman.
In August, Koalicja Obywatelska and Lewica presented prosecutors Rudzńska-Bluszcz with the candidacy of several NGOs. In early October, the Parliamentary Committee on Justice and Human Rights again rejected Rudzińska-Bluszczek’s candidacy for the post of Human Rights Defender. The first vote on the issue was held on September 17th. At the time, the committee did not approve him either, but the vote was canceled.