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    Polish Government Faces Crucial Confidence Vote Amidst Leadership Uncertainty

    The fate of Mateusz Morawiecki’s freshly formed government hangs in the balance as the Polish lower house of parliament, the Sejm, prepares for a pivotal confidence vote on Monday. Despite Morawiecki’s policy address, prospects for the government’s survival seem dim.

    Following the October 15 general election, Morawiecki’s socially conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party emerged victorious but fell short of securing a parliamentary majority, casting doubts on its ability to maintain control for a third consecutive term.

    Should the Morawiecki administration fail to garner confidence, the Sejm stands ready to nominate an alternative prime minister. Donald Tusk, the nominee put forth by the Civic Coalition, the Third Way, and the Left, is poised to assume this role.

    Although Morawiecki’s minority government was inaugurated by the president on November 27, its tenure appears tenuous.

    Having helmed Poland’s socially conservative administration since 2017, Morawiecki faces an uncertain future as political alliances shift. 

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