• Leftist politician joins ranks of ruling party
  • 11.05.2011


Bartosz Arlukowicz. Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Jakubowski

Following the nomination of leftist politician Bartosz Arlukowicz as a minister at the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, the ruling Civic Platform’s parliamentary club today admitted him to the party.


Bartosz Arlukowicz, who was considered as one of the leading faces of the Democratic Left Alliance, met with his old party members on Wednesday morning, although did not wait to see party leader Grzegorz Napieralski.


Napieralski arrived late to the meeting, although he told journalists that he thanked Arlukowicz on Tuesday for his work with the Democratic Left Alliance.


“I have accepted his gratitude, and I am happy that it was conducted in this way. The case is now closed,” Napieralski told journalists.


Yesterday, Bartosz Arlukowicz reasoned his decision to join the PM’s Chancellery was influenced by the ongoing cooperation of the Democratic Left Alliance and major opposition Law and Justice in the Sejm lower parliamentary house.


“For many years I have been forced to vote arm-in-arm with [Law and Justice leader] Jaroslaw Kaczynski on a number of various issues important for the [Polish] State,” the politician said.


It has also been mooted that Bartosz Arlukowicz will fight for a parliamentary seat in the upcoming general elections from the Civic Platform lists in the Baltic town of Szczecin. (jb)


Source: IAR