New Polish government wins vote of confidence

PM receives congratulations. Marcin Obara/PAP

The Mateusz Morawiecki government won a vote of confidence in the Sejm (lower house) on Tuesday evening. There were 237 votes for, 214 against and three abstentions.

Earlier on Tuesday, PM Morawiecki delivered a policy speech, which was praised by the ruling Law and Justice party and sharply criticised by opposition MPs.

President Andrzej Duda appointed the government on November 15. It was established by the United Right, led by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, and also comprising Agreement and Solidary Poland, after a victorious parliamentary election on October 13.