The Sejm gives PM Morawiecki's new cabinet vote of confidence
Polish parliament on Tuesday evening expressed vote of confidence to PM Mateusz Morawiecki's cabinet. 273 MPs were in favour of the new government, 214 were against, 3 abstained.
After the vote, Law and Justice MPs greeted Morawiecki with applause.
Earlier on Tuesday, the prime minister delivered his address in the Sejm, which was widely commented on by representatives of all parties.
Morawiecki set out plans to strengthen the state's role in the economy and deepen an overhaul of the justice system that has put Warsaw on a collision course with its European Union partners.
He also said the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party would continue increasing welfare spending and the share of Polish capital in domestic companies, underlining its break with the free-market reforms of liberal governments before it.
President Andrzej Duda appointed the new cabinet on Friday (November 15). It's composed of 20 ministries. Piotr Gliński, Jarosław Gowin and Jacek Sasin remain Deputy Prime Ministers.
Autor: gf / Źródło: TVN24 News in English, PAP, Reuters