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The Polish president is sworn in by the desperate PiS government

The Polish president is sworn in by the desperate PiS government

Polish President Andrzej Duda was sworn in today by the new government of former national conservative Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, even though his Law and Justice party does not have a ruling majority in parliament. Duda said during the ceremony, which was held at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, that he was happy with the high proportion of women and the number of younger members in the government.

The formation of the Law and Justice Party government is seen as a pure political show. Except for himself and Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, Morawiecki’s new government does not include any prominent PiS politicians, but rather several previously unknown faces.

In the parliamentary elections held on October 15, three pro-European parties from the former opposition, led by former EU Council President Donald Tusk, won a clear majority. The coalition agreement has already been signed.

But even in light of this majority situation, President Duda, who himself belongs to the ranks of PiS, tasked Morawiecki with forming the government. Opposition representatives accuse Duda of wanting to prevent political change for weeks.

Morawiecki must now submit a vote of confidence in parliament within 14 days. However, he does not have a majority there and is likely to fail. Only then can the former opposition form its government.

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