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Morawiecki tasked with forming new Polish government

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Paweł Kononczuk 08.12.2017 17:10
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday named Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as prime minister-designate, tasking him with forming a new government.
Mateusz MorawieckiMateusz MorawieckiP Tracz/KPRM (Public Domain)

Duda also accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Beata Szydło and her Cabinet.

Szydło offered to resign on Thursday evening, halfway through her conservative Law and Justice government’s term in office.

Law and Justice (PiS) politicians have said that the change of prime minister reflects the government’s determination to focus on the economy over the next two years.

Under the Polish constitution, Morawiecki has 14 days to put forward the line-up of his new Cabinet.

The president is then expected to appoint the new government, swearing in Morawiecki’s ministers.

From that moment, Morawiecki will have two weeks to deliver a speech outlining his government's programme and to motion for a vote of confidence by parliament in his government.

A vote of confidence is planned on Tuesday, the PAP news agency reported earlier on Friday.

(pk/gs)

Source: IAR

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