Zieloni, the Polish Green Party, will have 3 members of parliament thanks to its success in the Polish parliamentary elections. Zieloni ran with the Civic Coalition, whose share of the vote rose to over 30%.
Together with the results of the other democratic opposition parties, this victory opens the door to a broad, democratic and pro-European majority in the Polish parliament, both in the Sejm and in the Senate. This will put an end to the harsh eight-year nightmare for women's rights, media freedom and democracy, provoked by the government led by Law and Justice (PiS, member of the European Conservatives and Reformists Party ECR).
European Green co-presidents Mélanie Vogel and Thomas Waitz said: "Polish citizens who went to the ballot box in historic numbers, helped the democratic opposition to defeat PiS. This is very good news for the constructive pro-European centre - and a big blow to the right-wing and anti-liberal extremes. It gives hope less than 8 months before the European elections in June 2024, where every vote will count in the fight against climate disasters, social injustice and the far right. Together with the result of the last Spanish election, this ensures a majority of pro-European and sensible leaders in the European Council. Polish citizens have brought their country back into the European family".
The European Greens warmly congratulate Małgorzata Tracz, Urszula Zielińska and Klaudia Jachira on their election to the Sejm, the Polish parliament.
Małgorzata Tracz, 37 years old, Wrocław. She graduated from the University of Wrocław with a BA in International Relations and a Masters in Polish Philology. She managed the art gallery "La Belle Epoque". She was co-chair of the Green Party from 2015 to 2022 and is currently a member of the party's National Council. She has been a member of the European Green Party Committee since 2022. She has been a Member of Parliament since 2019, elected on the Civic Coalition list. In the last parliamentary term she focused on animal rights and river protection.
Urszula Zielińska, 46 years old, Warsaw. She has a degree in management and marketing from the Leon Koźmiński Academy in Warsaw. She speaks fluent German and English. She took part in protests against the deforestation of the Białowieża Forest and worked on a bill to save the lives of women denied abortion. She has taken part in protests to defend the independence and impartiality of the courts. Urszula has been vocal on both rule of law and environmental protection issues, particularly policy proposals to reduce air pollution. She has been an MP since 2019, elected on the Civic Coalition list. In January 2022 she was elected co-chair of the Green Party.
Klaudia Jachira, 35 years old, Warsaw. Jachira graduated from the L'Art Studio Acting School and from the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts. She has appeared in individual episodes of various TV series, e.g. Na Wspólnej, Przyjaciółki, Pierwsza miłość. Since 2015, she has been running a successful YouTube channel, where she posts satirical and journalistic videos, criticising the actions of the Law and Justice party, as well as the influence of the Catholic Church in Polish political life. She has been an MP since 2019, elected as an independent from the Civic Coalition list. She joined the Green Party in March 2023.