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Poland's Sejm backs Tusk as new prime minister after acting PM loses confidence vote

11 December, 2023 Monday
20:16

On Monday, December 11, the Polish government of Mateusz Morawiecki has lost a confidence vote. Poland's parliament elected Donald Tusk as prime minister

This was reported by PAP.

248 MPs of the Polish Sejm voted in favor of Tusk's appointment as Prime Minister of Poland. 201 MPs voted against, and no one abstained.

Tusk's government should start working on December 13 at the earliest, after he takes the oath of office before the Polish president.

Earlier on December 11, the Poland's new parliament voted to reject the proposed government of acting Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Only 190 members of the Sejm voted in favour, 266 voted against, and no one abstained.

During the October's elections, a coalition led by Tusk won a majority of seats with a record turnout of more than 70%.

  • Donald Tusk, the leader of the largest coalition in the newly elected Polish parliament, has presented his future government, which, according to him, will be engaged in establishing relations with Ukraine.
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