In the wake of Poland’s recent parliamentary vote, a prominent member of the governing Law and Justice party (PiS) has acknowledged the challenges the party faces in forming a new government after losing its majority. Ryszard Terlecki, the deputy speaker of the lower house of parliament, the Sejm, responded to the partial election results, which indicated that PiS received the most votes but also suggested the possibility of a coalition government formed by opposition parties.
Speaking to the wPolityce.pl news portal on Monday night, Terlecki emphasized the uncertainty surrounding the formation of a new government. “It is too early to decide anything at this point. Of course, we will strive to form a government, but it is not known whether we will succeed,” he stated.
Terlecki highlighted the challenges faced by the opposition parties as well, pointing out their need to unify despite their differences. “The opposition will also have a problem because they are united by hatred towards PiS, and now they will have to agree on a common program and division of positions. This may not be easy,” he added.
When questioned about the prospects of the incumbent Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, successfully establishing a government, Terlecki acknowledged the difficulty but maintained a sense of determination. “There is always a chance, but it will be very difficult. Nevertheless, we will try,” he affirmed.