New gov't line-up likely to be presented by November 12

New gov't line-up likely to be presented by November 12 Leszek Szymański/PAP

Polish government spokesperson Piotr Mueller said on Monday that the line-up of a new Law and Justice (PiS) government will likely be presented by November 12, when the Sejm (lower house) will hold its first sitting of the new term.

Mueller told a Polish public radio broadcaster that some posts (in the cabinet - PAP) will be assumed by people, who "earlier did not hold ministerial positions."

"Candidatures are still being discussed but over fifty percent of the government line-up has already been approved," he added.

Mueller stressed that PiS plans to form new ministries as part of the government administration consolidation.

"There will be new ministries as far as their names are concerned. There will be consolidation, changes of their competences," he explained.

The government spokesperson underlined that PiS "does not rule out the restoration of the Treasury Ministry."

"We do not rule out such a scenario. Under way are analyses regarding the supervision of ownership of Treasury companies, or, broadly speaking, over the State Treasury. This (Treasury Ministry - PAP) is one of the variants which are being taken into account," he said.

The State Treasury Ministry existed in the years 1996-2016 and was liquidated by the Beata Szydlo government, with supervision over Treasury companies being distributed among various ministries.