President Andrzej Duda will hold consultations with representatives of the electoral committees that will be represented in the new Sejm. On Tuesday, he will meet with the leaders of Law and Justice and the Civic Coalition, and on Wednesday with representatives of the Third Way, the Left and Confederation. Before starting consultations with the president, the leaders of KO, Third Way and the Left are to issue a joint statement.
The president’s consultations begin on Tuesday Andrzej Duda with representatives of electoral committees that will be represented in the new Sejm. Per hour 12 meetings with representatives of the Municipal Commission are planned Law and Justice, while at 14 consultations with KKW Civic Coalition PO .N IPL Zieloni.
The president – as he announced – will ask politicians about their ideas for investments, the economy, energy and defense, about potential candidates for prime minister and whether, in their opinion, they have a majority that would allow them to push through their candidate for the head of government.
PiS will be represented at the meeting with the president by: the prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, head of the PiS club Ryszard Terlecki and party spokesman Rafał Bochenek. PiS’s candidate for prime minister is Mateusz Morawiecki.
The opposition announces a joint statement
The representative of KO at the meeting with the president will be the head of PO, Donald Tusk. Before starting consultations with the president, the leaders of KO, Third Way and the Left are to issue a joint statement: they are to ensure their readiness to create a future government with Tusk as prime minister.
Meetings with the president will continue on Wednesday – on that day, Andrzej Duda will meet with representatives of KKW Trzecia Droga Polish People’s Party – Polska 2050 Szymon Hołownia (11 a.m.), KW Nowa Lewica (1 p.m.) and KW Konfederacja Wolność i Niepodległości (3 p.m.).
Three steps to selecting a government
The constitution provides for three possible steps in selecting a government after elections. In the first one, the president plays a major role, who, among other things, designates the prime minister, taking into account that the government he proposes must win the support of an absolute majority in the Sejm to obtain a vote of confidence.
If this attempt fails, the Sejm takes the initiative. Then the prime minister and the government need an absolute majority of votes in the presence of at least half of the statutory number of deputies.
If the MPs fail to form a government, the initiative returns to the president, and a simple majority is needed for a vote of confidence.
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