A new political grouping led by former justice minister and Civic Platform MP Jarosław Gowin has signed a cooperation agreement with the Republican Association headed by independent MP Przemysław Wipler. “We have similar interests and values; entrepreneurship and the family,” said Mr Gowin at a press conference called to make the announcement.
The agreement came a week after Mr Gowin signed a similar cooperation deal with the Poland Comes First party. Jarosław Gowin, a strongly-conservative politician, quit Civic Platform in September of this year after losing a leadership battle to Prime Minister Donald Tusk, whom he accused of having veered the party to the left.
He has since been traveling around Poland in a bid to shore up support for a new socially-conservative and pro-business political initiative.
Mr Gowin claims that he and his allies are not creating a new party, but rather a social movement. “One day the people who are part of this movement will decide whether to have some kind of political representation, whether to create a voting list to the European Parliament and in local elections,” Mr Gowin said.
Two other conservative politicians have also quit the ruling party in recent months: Poland’s first black MP John Godson and MP Jacek Żalek. They are also part of Mr Gowin’s political initiative.
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