Poland set for Cabinet reshuffle
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Poland’s ruling conservatives are mulling a Cabinet reshuffle as a string of government ministers prepare to take up jobs as Euro MPs.
Beata Szydło, left, pictured with PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński
A swathe of ministers successfully ran for MEP in the European Parliament elections held in Poland on Sunday.
They include Deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydło, Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński, Family, Labour and Social Policy Minister Elżbieta Rafalska, and Education Minister Anna Zalewska.
Also elected were Beata Kempa, a senior official at the Prime Minister’s Office who has the rank of minister, and government spokeswoman Joanna Kopcińska.
Michał Dworczyk, head of the Polish Prime Minister’s Office, told public broadcaster Polish Radio on Tuesday: "Many important, experienced Law and Justice politicians will head to Brussels.”
He added that the governing Law and Justice (PiS) was “a large party with a long history, thanks to which we have a wealth of experts and experienced politicians, so I am convinced that the people who are heading off to Brussels, to Strasbourg, will find worthy successors."
Law and Justice won a decisive victory over a coalition of opposition parties in the country's elections to the European Parliament on Sunday.
PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński said his grouping won the ballot with the best showing for any party in any elections in the country since the collapse of communism in 1989.
The vote was a key test for Poland’s political parties ahead of national parliamentary elections in the autumn.
Dworczyk indicated that a decision on a Cabinet reshuffle could be announced “in the near future.”