Monday was the day of two prime ministers. First, Mateusz Morawiecki delivered an exposé, but his government did not receive a vote of confidence. Later, the Sejm elected Donald Tusk as Prime Minister. Representatives of the parliamentary majority chanted his name on the parliament steps. Meanwhile, President Andrzej Duda accepted the resignation of the Morawiecki government and entrusted him with continuing to perform his duties until the appointment of a new Council of Ministers.
In Monday’s vote, the Sejm did not grant a vote of confidence to the government of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. The initiative regarding the election of the prime minister and government was taken over by the Sejm, which elected on Monday evening as part of the so-called the second constitutional step of PO chairman Donald Tusk as prime minister.
Then something happened in the parliamentary office Tusk’s meeting with President Andrzej Duda.
When Tusk, and a moment later the president, were leaving the office, a group of members of the parliamentary majority stood on the parliamentary steps and chanted the name of the new prime minister.
The president accepted the resignation of the Morawiecki government
In connection with the events in the Sejm, the Chancellery of the President also issued a statement.
“The President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, by resolution of December 11, 2023, accepted the resignation of the Council of Ministers submitted by the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on December 11, 2023 and entrusted her with continuing to perform her duties until a new Council of Ministers is appointed,” it was written on the president’s website .
The head of the Chancellery of the President, Grażyna Ignaczak-Bandych, announced that “the swearing-in of Donald Tusk’s government will take place on Wednesday at 9.00.”
Plan for Tuesday – Donald Tusk’s exposé
Donald Tusk’s exposé is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. After the Prime Minister’s speech, there will be a parliamentary debate on this matter. There will be a vote later.
Main photo source: PAP/Paweł Supernak