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Zgromadzenie Narodowe w Polsce National Assembly of the Republic of Poland
Coat of arms or logo.
Type Bicameral
Houses Sejm
Marshal of the Sejm Bronisław Komorowski,
Civic Platform
since November 5, 2007
Marshal of the Senate Bogdan Borusewicz,
Civic Platform
since November 5, 2007
Members 460 deputies and 100 senators
Meeting place
Sejm RP.jpg
The Sejm building in Warsaw
Republic of Poland

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The National Assembly (Zgromadzenie Narodowe) is the name of both chambers of the Polish parliament, the Sejm and the Senate, when sitting in joint session. It is headed by the Marshal of the Sejm (or by the Marshal of the Senate when the former is absent).

In the years 1922–1935 and 1989–1990, it was the National Assembly who elected the President of the Republic of Poland by an absolute majority of votes. In 1935, it was replaced by an Assembly of Electors, which consisted of the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice, the General Armed Forces Inspector, 2/3 of deputies to the Sejm, and 1/3 of Senators. The Senate was abolished in 1946 so in 1947 Bolesław Bierut was elected President only by the Sejm. There were no presidents from 1952 until 1989 when the Senate was restored and the National Assembly elected Wojciech Jaruzelski as President.

Since 1990, the President has been elected by the people. However, the President is still sworn in before the National Assembly, which is also the only organ which can declare the President's permanent incapacity to perform his duties, or bring an indictment against him before State Tribunal.

From 1992 to 1997, the National Assembly drafted and passed a new Constitution, which was approved by a national referendum on May 25, 1997.

Latest election

Seats in Sejm
Seats in Senate
e • d  Summary of the 21 October 2007 Polish National Assembly election results
Parties Sejm Senat
Votes % Seats +/– Seats +/–
Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska, PO) 6,701,010 41.51 209 +76 60 +26
Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS) 5,183,477 32.11 166 +11 39 –10
Left and Democrats (Lewica i Demokraci, LiD) 2,122,981 13.15 53 –2[1]
Polish People's Party (Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe, PSL) 1,437,638 8.91 31 +6 –2
Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland (Samoobrona RP, SRP) 247,335 1.53 –56 –3
League of Polish Families (Liga Polskich Rodzin, LPR) 209,171 1.30 –34 –7
Polish Labor Party (Polska Partia Pracy, PPP) 160,476 0.99
Women's Party (Partia Kobiet, PK)[2] 45,121 0.28
German Minority (Mniejszość Niemiecka, MN)[3] 32,462 0.20 1 –1
Patriotic Self-Defense (Samoobrona Patriotyczna)[4] 2,531 0.02
Independents (Niezależni) N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 –4
Total 16,142,202 460 100
  • Registered voters: 30,615,471
  • Votes counted: 16,477,734 (53.88 %)
  • Invalid votes: 335,532
  • Valid votes: 16,142,202
  1. ^ Compared to the result of Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) in 2005.
  2. ^  Contested the election in seven districts only.
  3. ^  Contested the election in one district only.
  4. ^  Contested the election in one district only.


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