3007 judges (91 p/c of all those who took part in the vote) are convinced that the new National Council of the Judiciary (KRS) is not performing the tasks it should and 2881 of them believe it should resign. These are the results of a referendum in as many as 139 courts to date. The referendum is underway in the remaining courts. Poland has ca 10 000 judges.
The results of the referendum are disastrous for the new KRS, which the judges call a ‘neo-KRS’. Almost one third of all Polish judges have already voted, as there are about 10,000 of them. The referendum is not yet closed.
The judges not only want the resignation of the ‘representatives of the judges’ in the new KRS. As many as 90.1% of the voters in the referendum believe the new KRS is not fulfilling its responsibilities, as specified in Article 186, section 1 of the Constitution: ‘The National Council of the Judiciary shall safeguard the independence of the courts and judges’.