Mateusz Morawiecki is the new Prime Minister of Poland
The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, appointed a new government led by a new Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Former Deputy Prime Minister will now stand in charge of the government in place of Beata Szydło who resigned from the position last week. Surprisingly, all cabinet members will stay the same, while the former Prime Minister was offered and accepted a role of a Deputy Prime Minister responsible for social issues. Personal shifts in the government are expected in January.
Mateusz Morawiecki was chosen for the position a new Prime Minister by Policy Committee of his mother party, Law and Justice (PiS). 30 out of 33 committee members decided he would be the pest person to lead the country.
Morawiecki called his cabinet a government of continuity and expressed a wish to walk into the footsteps of his predecessor. He noted that the most important issues for him during his term will be family, work and housing. Morawiecki will most likely focus on economic issues, as in the previous government he chaired the Ministries of Finance and Development where he shaped economic reality of Poland. Contrary to everyone’s expectations, he decided to remain in charge the two ministries.
The new head of Polish government announced he will increase tax credits and benefits, in particular those affecting the disabled and families with small children. “Social policy is and will remain the most important part of our policy” – declared Morawiecki. Upcoming months will also bring introduction of Constitution for Business which came out of the initiative of the new Prime Minister. It is a series of legal amendments and new regulations that is to me doing business in Poland easier.
This week, Morawiecki is expected to make an expose and receive a vote of confidence from Sejm, the lower chamber of Polish parliament.