|Mr Kwaśniewski might lead the left in European Parliament elections|
Courtesy of prezydent.pl
Former President Aleksander Kwaśniewski, has announced he will form a joint voting list in the 2014 elections to the European Parliament with Palikot's Movement. The statement was made at a press conference that Mr Kwaśniewski held together with Janusz Palikot and Marek Siwiec. Both Mr Palikot and Mr Siwiec are members of the liberal opposition party Palikot's Movement, which is to be the core of the list.
The former president said that the list would be open to all center-left politicians, as well as the feminist movement. Mr Kwaśniewski said he opposed "excluding anyone who admits to being part of the center-left, even if the identity of these political movements is still forming," he said at the conference referring to Mr Palikot and his party.
Mr Kwaśniewski, president of Poland between 1995 and 2005, was earlier approached by his former party, the Democratic Left Alliance, which also hoped to include him on its list for the EU parliamentary elections.The head of the Democratic Left Alliance, former Prime Minister Leszek Miller, criticized the idea of Mr Palikot's party joining the left-wing in forming the voting lists for the European Parliament.
From Warsaw Business Journal
Former presidents to attend SLD's congress
Building a new center-left
Debate and persuade
What kind of leadership does Europe need today?
Is Poland's ruling party finished?
BY Remi Adekoya
Migration and remittances in the euro zone periphery
BY Stratfor Global Intelligence