Polish President Andrzej Duda appointed Mateusz Morawiecki as Prime Minister and took the oath of office in the new Council of Ministers.
This was reported by Ukrinform.
"Mr. Prime Minister, congratulations and I am very happy. We are fulfilling the political, historical and constitutional custom of appointing the Polish government after the parliamentary elections, which is formed by a candidate represented by the group that won the parliamentary elections," Duda said.
The Polish president expressed satisfaction with the fact that a significant part of the positions in the government will be held by women and in general it includes young people.
Morawiecki will now have two weeks to get a vote of confidence in the Sejm for the new government.
In an interview with PAP, Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said the new government would be more expert and less political. According to Kaczynski, it was his idea.
In the new government, the Minister of National Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak, will retain his post. Instead, Marlena Maląg, who was the Minister of Social Policy, will become the Minister of Development and Technology, and the current Minister for European Affairs in the Council of Ministers, Szymon Szynkowski vel Senko, will head the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A number of ministries will be headed by current deputy ministers. In particular, Pawel Szefernaker will be the Minister of the Interior and Administration, and Marcin Warhol will be the Minister of Justice. The rest of the Council of Ministers are new politicians who previously held various positions in the Polish administration.
As reported, parliamentary elections were held in Poland on October 15. On November 13, President Andrzej Duda entrusted the formation of a new government to the current Prime Minister Morawiecki.
Although the Law and Justice (PiS) party won the election, it failed to form a ruling majority in the Sejm. Instead, it was formed by four center-left parties (Civic Coalition, Poland 2050, Polish Peasant Party, and New Left), which together have 248 seats with a minimum of 231.
Morawiecki tried to negotiate with the various parties that made it to parliament. However, none of the political forces declared that they would agree to support the new PiS government. If Morawiecki's government does not receive a vote of confidence in the Sejm by December 10, then Donald Tusk will have the right to form a new cabinet next. He has a ruling majority in the Sejm. Tusk has already decided on the composition of his government, but the names of the candidates have not yet been officially announced.