President to appoint Poland's new cabinet on Friday

Polish President Andrzej Duda will appoint Mateusz Morawiecki's government for the next parliamentary term on Friday at 2:30 pm, presidential spokesman Błażej Spychalski has announced.

On Tuesday night, Duda accepted the resignation of Morawiecki's cabinet, asking him at the same time to continue with his duties until the new government is appointed.

According to the constitution, the president has 14 days after accepting the resignation to appoint a new cabinet. When the new government is appointed, the new prime minister presents the government's programme in the form of a policy speech in the Sejm (lower house). The Sejm then takes a vote of confidence in the new cabinet.

On Friday, Morawiecki presented the line-up of his new cabinet that will consist of 20 ministers. There will be three new ministries and one will be shut down.

The ceremonial appointment of the new government will take place at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.