Poland to announce new gov't line-up on Friday evening

The United Right, comprising PiS and its two junior partners, Solidary Poland and Agreement, held a meeting last week to discuss the structure of the next government and to reaffirm Morawiecki as the candidate for prime minister. Leszek Szymański/PAP

The new structure and line-up of Mateusz Morawiecki's government will be announced after a Friday evening meeting of the ruling party Law and Justice's political committee, government spokesman Piotr Muller has told PAP.

Names of ministerial candidates will be annouced at Warsaw's PiS headquarters, Muller said.

The United Right camp, with PiS as its backbone party, emerged victorious from the October 13 parliamentary elections, winning 235 seats in the 460-member Sejm (lower house). In the 100-seat Senate, the United Right is also the strongest party but is three seats short of a majority.

The United Right, comprising PiS and its two junior partners, Solidary Poland and Agreement, held a meeting last week to discuss the structure of the next government and to reaffirm Morawiecki as the candidate for prime minister.

A politician taking part in that meeting told PAP that the structure of the new government is to change. "Scopes of competence will be divided in the case of certain ministries. In other cases there will be a merger," the person said.

Restoring a ministry to oversee state-owned companies will be one of the main structural changes, according to Deputy PM Jacek Sasin.