Janusz Korwin-Mikke, a prominent Member of Parliament, has been suspended from the party. The decision was announced by Witold Tumanowicz, the head of Confederation’s electoral staff, who revealed that the party’s disciplinary panel had voted to remove Korwin-Mikke from the Leaders’ Council and suspend his party membership.
Speaking to PAP on Wednesday, Tumanowicz stated, “A decision was made by the party’s disciplinary panel to expel Janusz Korwin-Mikke from the Leaders’ Council and suspend him. If he violates the terms of his suspension, the panel will consider his removal from Confederation.”
Krzysztof Bosak, a co-chairman of Confederation, explained that the suspension was a consequence of events at the end of the election campaign. He emphasized that this decision marked the completion of a generational change within the conservative-liberal circles, which had been underway over the past year. Bosak added, “Confederation, initiated by Korwin-Mikke, now has a new, dynamic, young leader. Korwin-Mikke has been removed from parliamentary politics as per the voters’ decision.”
The 80-year-old Korwin-Mikke has long been a controversial figure. In 2017, during his tenure as a Member of the European Parliament, he sparked outrage by asserting that “women must earn less than men because they are weaker and less intelligent.” He has consistently criticized women’s voting rights and controversially argued that paedophilia should not be considered a crime.
Bosak highlighted that Korwin-Mikke’s statements, which also downplayed the recent ‘Pandora Gate’ paedophilia scandal involving Polish YouTubers, had adversely affected Confederation’s image at the end of the campaign, leading to the loss of many voters.