The leader of the Polish conservative Civic Platform party, Donald Tusk, who is likely to be named prime minister, said this Thursday in Brussels that his victory, supported by an alliance of pro-European parties, is a “good sign” for moderate conservatives.
“I think that the Polish example is a good sign of hope for all centrist moderate people, not only politicians,” said Tusk at the end of the traditional meeting of the leaders of the European People’s Party (EPP) in Brussels It was held before the European Council. There, Tusk teamed up with the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez-Feijóo, whose political bets are exactly the opposite of the Pole, allying himself with the anti-European far right of Vox.
At the beginning of 2022, when he was the head of the EPP, the former president of the European Council was categorical and described the agreements of the PP at that time with Vox in Castilla y León as “resistance” to a meeting of the European Union party in Paris. At the end of 2023, and after coinciding with the popular European movement with Feijóo and the new leader of the EPP, the German Manfred Weber, who also opted for the strategy of flashing the far right, Tusk measured his words more, though the point is clear.
“We must respect the fact that we have different political scenes in Sweden, Spain, or Poland, but our example, the Polish election, shows that the impossible is possible,” he declared. They show, he continued, “that the Democrats, if there is enough determination and dedication if you firmly believe in something, can also stop the extreme left, the extreme right, and the populists. ”
“I have a national mission; I have to remove from power an anti-European and extreme right-wing government that violates our principles of the rule of law, freedom of expression, etc. But at the same time, I think it is important for Europe to see that in one of the largest countries in Europe, after eight years of populist government, the victory of the Democrats is possible,” declared Tusk, who received a warm welcome from the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the president of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, both also from the EPP.