Poland: Morawiecki disheartened, path clear for Donald Tusk. The proper offers up energy after 8 years | EUROtoday

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Incumbent Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki misplaced a confidence vote on Monday, paving the best way for a broad coalition of pro-EU events led by Donald Tusk.

The vote successfully ends eight years of rule by the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) celebration, which critics say has undermined the independence of the judiciary, turned state-owned media right into a propaganda software and fomented prejudice towards minorities corresponding to immigrants and the LGBT group.

Pro-European programme

Tusk, a former president of the European Council, has promised to restore Warsaw’s relations with Brussels and launch billions in funds earmarked for Poland which were withheld as a consequence of considerations over the rule of legislation. The vote on Tusk’s candidacy is anticipated this night whereas his speech will happen on Tuesday morning.

Poland, Tusk’s (virtually) shock and the 2024 vote

Out of 456 voting deputies, 266 voted no confidence in Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki towards 190 votes in favour.

PiS claims to have defended Poland’s sovereignty and traditions from overseas interference throughout its tenure, whereas enhancing the dwelling requirements of tens of millions of Poles by introducing social advantages and elevating the minimal wage.