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Polish PM asks parliament for vote of confidence

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Grzegorz Siwicki 12.12.2018 12:55
Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Wednesday asked parliament for a vote of confidence in his government to ensure it has a strong mandate to press ahead with reforms.
Mateusz MorawieckiMateusz Morawieckicreativecommons.org/Photo: Sanskrit Bandit, CC BY-SA 4.0

The move came ahead of this week’s summit of European Union leaders and before a debate scheduled for Friday on a motion submitted by the opposition for a "constructive vote of no-confidence" in Morawiecki’s government, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.

In a speech to lawmakers, Morawiecki said that his Cabinet, unlike those led by the opposition in the past, wanted to govern the country “in the interest of all Poles” rather than only "look at some interest groups."

MPs were expected to hold a debate after the prime minister's speech and then take the vote later in the day.

Under Polish law, the lower house of parliament passes a vote of confidence by a simple majority in the presence of at least half its members, the IAR news agency reported.

Failure to win a vote of confidence from the house would force Morawiecki to resign.

Morawiecki's ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party and its allies have a comfortable majority in Poland's parliament.


Source: IAR

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