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Duda explains why he assigned Morawiecki to form the Polish government

Nov 19, 2023

Polish President Andrzej Duda has instructed incumbent Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to form a new government, as opposition forces have not convinced him that it is necessary to abandon the tradition of granting the right to form a coalition to the party that received the most votes.


Duda said this in an interview with the Polish edition of Sieci Prawdy, Ukrinform reports.

"Representatives of the Civic Coalition, the Left, and the Third Way did not convince me that we should abandon the good parliamentary tradition, according to which the mission of forming a government is entrusted to the winning team. According to the current Constitution, all presidents, including my predecessors - Presidents Kwasniewski, Kaczynski, and Komorowski - have always entrusted the mission of forming the government to the winning party. This year's election was won by the Law and Justice party," Duda said.

According to him, he wanted to hear from these political forces "a joint program, more specifics." He added that this did not happen. Moreover, according to him, representatives of the parties that formed the coalition declared divergent views on key issues, including the country's sovereignty, during a meeting with him.

Donald Tusk, the leader of the ruling majority in the Sejm, has already reacted to his appearance. He responded to the headline "Tusk will not be my prime minister" on social network X: "Confirmed. I will not be".

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 20/11/2023

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