Szydło steps down as PM, Morawiecki receives nomination

Image : kprm/flickr
Image : kprm/flickr

On Thursday evening, the political committee of Law and Justice (PiS) accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Beata Szydło. Deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki has been nominated to replace her as the head of the government.

PiS spokesperson, Beata Mazurek, stated that Szydło will remain a part of the government in an “important and prominent position.” The reason for the reshuffle is that “given the international and the domestic situation, Poland now faces somewhat different challenges and tasks. This requires an adjustment in the cabinet as well as its leadership,” the spokesperson said.

The committee has nominated Mateusz Morawiecki, who has held three major functions in the government: as the deputy PM, Finance Minister and Development Minister.

According to radio RMF FM, Szydło will become Deputy PM. No other personnel decisions have been made.

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