Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki resigned along with the cabinet at the first meeting of the new Polish Sejm (parliament), the agency reported. PAP. According to the office of Polish President Andrzej Duda, today, November 13, Mr. Morawiecki will be tasked with forming a new government.
According to the Polish constitution, after parliamentary elections, the government resigns at the first meeting of the Sejm. On November 7, Andrzej Duda submitted to the Sejm the candidacy of Mateusz Morawiecki for the post of prime minister and announced plans to entrust him with forming a government.
Within 14 days after appointment, the prime minister will have to submit to the Sejm a program of government activities and a vote of confidence. It will be adopted if supported by an absolute majority during the voting.
Meanwhile, on November 10, the Polish opposition associations “Civic Coalition”, “Third Way” and “Left” signed a coalition agreement and announced their intention to form a new government led by the former head of the European Council Donald Tusk.
In the parliamentary elections held on October 15, the ruling Law and Justice party in Poland won with 35.38% of the votes. At the same time, she lost her majority in parliament. Second place was taken by the opposition Civic Platform led by Donald Tusk, gaining 30.7%, third by the center-right Third Way party (14.4%), fourth by the New Left (8.61%).
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