Confidence vote in new Polish gov’t planned for Tuesday: report
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A vote of confidence for a government headed by Mateusz Morawiecki, who has been proposed by Poland’s ruling conservatives as the country’s new prime minister, is planned on Tuesday, the PAP news agency has reported.
Mateusz Morawiecki (right) pictured with Beata Szydło during a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, December 5. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
PAP said the information had not been officially confirmed.
Outgoing prime minister Beata Szydło tendered her resignation on Thursday evening, halfway through her Law and Justice government’s term in office and after weeks of media reports of an impending Cabinet reshuffle.
Szydło is to be offered the post of deputy prime minister in Morawiecki’s government, PAP cited Deputy Foreign Minister Jan Dziedziczak as saying.
During a vote by the ruling conservative Law and Justice party’s Political Committee on Thursday evening on whether to recommend Morawiecki as the new PM, two PiS politicians opposed the move, one abstained, and the rest of the committee’s 33 members voted for, PAP reported, adding that the information was not officially confirmed.
Commentators have said that the planned change of prime minister reflects the government’s determination to focus on the economy over the next two years.
Morawiecki, 49, an ex-banker, has crafted an ambitious Plan for Responsible Development. The government announced last year that billions would be injected into the economy over the next 25 years under the long-term economic plan for the country.