Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, has said in his speech to the inaugural session of the Sejm, the lower house, that if any measure raises serious legal concerns, he will have no hesitation in using his power of veto or to refer the legislation to the Constitutional Tribunal.
President Duda said that “constitutional order must be preserved.”
“I will not agree to any circumvention or bending of the law,” he added. “If I find that a measure raises serious substantive or legal doubts, I will not hesitate to use the presidential veto or to refer the bill to the Constitutional Tribunal.”
The president, in speaking to all the political formations, added that “any eventual presidential veto should not be used as an excuse for not fulfilling declarations and election promises (made by the political formations – PAP).”
The new Sejm convened for the first time on Monday following elections in October.