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    “Gazeta Wyborcza” Tallies Tusk’s Government: The Largest in History with 134 Members

    In a comprehensive review conducted by “Gazeta Wyborcza,” the administration under Donald Tusk has been found to be the largest in history, boasting a total of 134 individuals. This figure includes ministers and deputy ministers, accounting for 112 of the total count. This revelation comes amidst previous criticisms leveled by the ruling coalition against the United Right for what was described as their bloated government structure prior to the elections

    According to “Gazeta Wyborcza,” the Tusk administration, when including directors-general of ministries and other additional positions such as chief of staff, totals 134 members. The government comprises 20 ministries, including the Ministry of Industry, which is currently in the process of being established. Despite the ministry’s official launch set for March, its designated head, Marzena Czarnecka, has already assumed her role.

    The campaign promises of Tusk and other leaders of the democratic party platform painted a different picture. They criticized the Law and Justice Party (PiS) for its costly administration, accusing it of political corruption, including the distribution of government positions. They pledged to introduce new standards for a more cost-effective administration.

    “Gazeta Wyborcza” recalls, “According to campaign promises, Tusk and the rest of the democratic side’s leaders envisioned a different scenario. They criticized PiS for its costly administration, talked about political corruption that involved distributing government jobs. The campaign promised new standards and a cheaper administration.”

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led by Radosław Sikorski, emerges as the largest department, employing nine individuals.

    In comparison, back in March 2018, the government led by Mateusz Morawiecki counted 126 ministers and deputy ministers, marking the highest number of positions filled within the previous Council of Ministers. Following a government reshuffle, his cabinet included approximately one hundred members.

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