It’s fifty-fifty with a slight indication of Mateusz Morawiecki – said Professor Andrzej Rychard on TVN24 when asked who Andrzej Duda would choose as the prime minister first. The Head of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Poland, Marcin Mastalerek, announced on social media that the decision on this matter has been made and is final. In the evening, the president will deliver a speech. At tvn24.pl we report on the most important political events of Monday.
On Monday morning, the head of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Poland, Marcin Mastalerek, wrote that “after consultations and deep consideration, President Andrzej Duda has already decided on the so-called first step“.
As he added, “the decision is final.” “I recommend that those who want to appeal to the president watch the evening’s speech calmly,” he said.
Three steps to electing a government
The constitution provides for three possible steps leading to the election of 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. If this option fails, the president will order new elections.
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