Parliament of Poland

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Parliament of Poland

Parlament Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
9th term Sejm and 10th term Senate
Polish coat of arms
Term limits
4 years
Tomasz Grodzki, KO
since 12 November 2019
Elżbieta Witek, PiS
since 9 August 2019
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Senate political groups
Government (48)
  •   ZP (48)

Opposition (52)

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Sejm political groups
Government (235)[2]

Opposition (225)

First-past-the-post voting
Proportional representationa
Senate last election
13 October 2019
Sejm last election
13 October 2019
Meeting place
Zgromadzenie Narodowe 4 czerwca 2014 Kancelaria Senatu 03.JPG
Sejm chamber, Warsaw
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Senate chamber, Warsaw
a Open-list proportional representation in 41 constituencies (5% national electoral threshold, 8% national electoral threshold for coalitions).

The parliament of Poland has an upper house (the Senate) and a lower house (the Sejm). Both houses are accommodated in the Sejm complex in Warsaw. The parliament itself is without an official name; the Constitution refers only to the Sejm and the Senate.

Members of both houses are elected by direct election, usually every four years. The Sejm has 460 members, while the Senate has 100 senators. To become law, a bill must first be approved by both houses.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kluby i koło". Archived from the original on 2019-05-16. Retrieved 2019-11-19.