Polish president to appoint reshuffled cabinet on Monday

Polish President Andrzej Duda will appoint new members of the reshuffled government, as requested by the prime minister, at 3 p.m. on Monday, Duda's spokesperson Blazej Spychalski announced on Friday.

"President Andrzej Duda has decided that on the coming Monday, at 3 p.m., he will make changes to the composition of the Council of Ministers, as requested by PM Mateusz Morawiecki," Spychalski tweeted.

The ruling United Right leaders in late September signed a new coalition deal that included provisions concerning the new shape of the government. On Wednesday, PM Mateusz Morawiecki presented the new line-up, with the number of ministries reduced to 14 from 20. Some of them will be closed down, while others will be merged.

There will be new members of the government, notably Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the senior coalition party Law and Justice (PiS), as deputy PM, Przemyslaw Czarnek as education and science minister and Grzegorz Puda as agriculture minister.

Apart from Kaczynski, there will be three other deputy prime ministers in the government, including PiS's Jacek Sasin and Piotr Glinski, and Jaroslaw Gowin, leader of Agreement, a junior coalition partner. Gowin is also to be the minister of development, labour and technology.