Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki took part in the ceremonial sitting of the Senate

This election was a very important step towards achieving complete freedom said the Prime Minister during the ceremony celebrating the 30th anniversary of the election held on 4 June 1989.

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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

The Prime Minister went on to stress that the results of those elections changed the political landscape. This came not only as a result of society mobilising on election day, but also the great effort made during the previous years and the Solidarity movement, which sparked the people's desire for freedom that could not be quenched he continued.

The head of the government expressed hope that nowadays the Polish people know how to make good use of the gift that is freedom.

This was the first election to the Senate in the country’s post-war history that was completely free. The Senate’s members were chosen democratically, without any pre-existing arrangements on the division of mandates. The opposition managed to obtain 99 sits.

Among those attending the ceremony were president Andrzej Duda, Marshal of the Senate Stanisław Karczewski and Marshal of the Sejm Marek Kuchciński.

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