Donald Tusk set to become Polish prime minister

Donald Tusk is set to become Poland’s prime minister after current leader Mateusz Morawiecki lost a key vote in the country’s parliament on Monday. Mr Morawiecki’s populist Law and Justice (PiS) party failed to win a majority in October’s elections. President Andrzej Duda, a PiS ally, nonetheless nominated Mr Morawiecki to lead the government.

His failure to win a vote of confidence paves the way for Mr Tusk to become PM.

In all, 190 MPs voted for Mr Morawiecki’s government, compared with 266 against.

October’s elections saw a coalition led by Mr Tusk win a majority of seats in the Sejm, the country’s parliament, with a record turnout of more than 70%.

The grouping comprises three parties, Mr Tusk’s Civic Coalition (KO), the Third Way and the Left.

Mr Morawiecki’s ruling PiS emerged as the single biggest party after the election, but other parties refused to work alongside it and it was not able to form a majority in parliament.



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