Polish PM congratulates Angela Merkel on re-election
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Wednesday congratulated Angela Merkel after she was re-elected as German chancellor for a fourth term.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes an oath as she is sworn in on Wednesday. Photo: EPA/OMER MESSINGER
"I hope that together with the Chancellor, we will be able to strengthen our partnership on bilateral and European matters," Morawiecki wrote on Twitter.
Merkel will head a coalition of her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD). Some lawmakers from the coalition parties on Wednesday refused to back her as chancellor.
In office since 2005, Merkel has been a towering presence both in Germany and in the EU but her authority was dented by her 2015 decision to open the doors to migrants fleeing the Middle East and Africa.