In a televised address on Monday evening, President Andrzej Duda of Poland announced his decision to nominate Mateusz Morawiecki, the incumbent Prime Minister, as the head of the new government following the October 15 general election.
Duda expressed his confidence in Morawiecki, stating, ‘After a calm analysis and consultations, I decided to entrust the mission of forming a government to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.’
Grateful for the opportunity, Morawiecki thanked the president, calling the mission a great honor and challenge. He emphasized the importance of cooperation in the parliament, stating, ‘I invite all parliamentarians who put Poland first to work with me.’
According to the election results, Morawiecki stressed that Poles had voted for collaboration rather than one-party domination. Duda also revealed plans to convene the first session of the newly-elected parliament on November 13, in accordance with the Polish constitution, which mandates this within 30 days of the election.
Following this, the president has 14 days to appoint the prime minister, who then has 14 days to secure a vote of confidence from lawmakers. Should this attempt fail, parliament will select its own nominee for the head of government.