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Polish PM denies speculation she could be replaced: interview

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Grzegorz Siwicki 27.10.2017 10:50
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło has denied media speculation she might lose her job in a planned government reshuffle in November.
Polish PM Beata Szydło. Photo: PAP/Paweł SupernakPolish PM Beata Szydło. Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak

In an interview for the Polska The Times newspaper, Szydło said the situation in Poland did not require any "rapid" changes in the government.

"Obviously, whoever is at the helm of the government is always the result of a combination of factors and everything can change,” she told the daily when asked if she would keep her job as prime minister.

She added: “I stay humble about it, but for now I don’t see a situation in Poland that would require some kind of rapid change in the government.”

Szydło also said that the “power arrangement” in which she is prime minister and is constantly in touch with the ruling conservative Law and Justice party's leader, Jarosław Kaczyński, has passed the test and was "still proving to be very good.”

"Perhaps there are sometimes too few meetings, and a deeper analysis is lacking of various matters, but this is only because of a lack of time," she said in the interview, which appeared on Friday.

She confirmed that she would soon announce decisions on changes in her Cabinet, Polska The Times said.

"I can only say that if someone loses their pace, they must be sent to the substitute bench," she said when asked by the newspaper about the impending reshuffle.

On Thursday, a senior ruling party parliamentarian said the Polish government would probably be reshuffled in mid-November.


Source: PAP

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