European Coalition announces EP electoral lists

On Friday, the opposition European Coalition (KE) alliance revealed their electoral lists to May’s European Parliament elections, and the line-up includes several well-known names.

According to prior arrangements, the candidates from the largest party in the block, the Civic Platform (PO), will top seven lists, while those from the Polish People’s Party (PSL) and the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) will open three lists each. Neither the Modern party nor the Greens appointed their nominees.

The current MEP Janusz Lewandowski will top the Pomeranian list, whereas Magdalena Adamowicz, the widow of murdered Gdańsk mayor Paweł Adamowicz, received the second spot. The son of Lech Wałęsa, Jarosław Wałęsa, closes the list in that constituency.

The retired legendary Polish striker of Wisła Kraków and Jagiellonia Białystok Tomasz Frankowski received the top spot at the KE’s list in Podlaskie & Warmińsko-Mazurskie. Former Sports Minister Joanna Mucha will run as a no. 2 in the Lubelskie constituency.

Former Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski tops the Kujawsko-Pomorskie constituency, while the no. 1 in Lesser Poland & Świętokrzyskie will be the current MEP Róża Thun.

Janina Ochojska, the founder of Polish Humanitarian Action, tops the list in Dolnośląskie and Opolskie.

Two former Polish Prime Ministers, Ewa Kopacz and Jerzy Buzek, will open the lists in the Greater Poland and Śląsk districts respectively. The second spot in Greater Poland belongs to another former PM, Leszek Miller, while Marek Belka, the Prime Minister in years 2004-2005, tops the coalition’s list in the Łódź constituency.

PO’s leader Grzegorz Schetyna stated that the lists in Mazowieckie and Warsaw districts are not closed yet. The EP elections will take place on May 26.