At 10 a.m. on Monday, December 11, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is to deliver an expose. The vote on the vote of confidence in his new government is to take place on the same day at 3 p.m. Morawiecki does not have a parliamentary majority, so a new prime minister is to be elected at 8 p.m.
There is already a detailed schedule of the Sejm sessions for Monday, December 11, the day on which PiS is to say goodbye to power. At the beginning, Mateusz Morawiecki will deliver an expose at 10.00. Then, at 3 p.m., there will be a vote of confidence in his government, and later – on the same day – the nomination of Donald Tusk as prime minister and a vote on his election. – This is the first time in history that the second step in forming a government will take place – notes Borys Budka from PO.
Mateusz Morawiecki does not have a majority and has no chance of obtaining a vote of confidence, PiS must give up power after eight years. – What worries me is that the good times for Poland will end if Mateusz Morawiecki’s government does not receive a vote of confidence – says Barbara Bartuś from PiS.
If the Sejm rejects Morawiecki’s government, the voting will be interrupted for less than an hour and a half. Clubs have time to submit candidates for prime minister. After the break, the debate will begin at 4.30 p.m., and the vote on the election of Donald Tusk as prime minister is scheduled for 8 p.m. – It will be a beautiful day, I have been waiting for it for eight years – says Krzysztof Śmiszek from the Left. – Enough of this farce – adds Barbara Nowacka.
The Platform Club is already collecting signatures for Donald Tusk’s candidacy. – Fully convinced that this is a very important issue and the sooner it happens, the better – emphasizes Tomasz Siemoniak from PO.
The entire new coalition – 248 MPs – is to sign Tusk’s candidacy. The choice is supposed to be a formality. – These last years have taught us that until there is a stamp, we cannot be sure what will happen with this government – notes Michał Kołodziejczak from the Civic Coalition and the social movement “Agrounia TAK”.
As the opposition says, PiS can’t do anything anymore, but it can make things more difficult. – Even if PiS proposes a candidate for prime minister in the second step, voting here is very simple. Donald Tusk has 248 MPs behind him, notes Borys Budka.
After the fall of the two-week-old Morawiecki government, PiS can theoretically nominate another candidate as a rival to Tusk. Which will only delay the inevitable. And the candidates for ministers whom the future prime minister met are already irritated because – as they say – they have been ready to work for a long time.
Donald Tusk’s expose is scheduled for December 12 at 9 a.m. Then a debate and at 3 p.m. a vote of confidence.
Main photo source: PAP/Piotr Nowak