The Sejm (lower house of parliament) during its inaugural sitting on Tuesday elected Elżbieta Witek from the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) as Sejm speaker. She was the only candidate for the post.
The Sejm (lower house of parliament) on Tuesday started its inaugural meeting following the October 13 general election won by the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party.
Former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski, who died on February 7, was laid to rest on Saturday at Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery among other eminent Poles.
A special commission under former Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has refuted the 2011 findings of a government commission investigating the 2010 Smolensk air disaster, which stated pilot error as the disaster cause.