Vote of confidence in gov't necessary to help it work - Duda

The president praised a speech delivered by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Radek Pietruszka/PAP

Addressing the Sejm (lower house) on Thursday, President Andrzej Duda said the proposal of a vote of confidence in the government was designed to stop the process of making it difficult for the cabinet to fight against the pandemic and its economic effects.

Earlier, the president praised a speech delivered by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. He added that several days ago he had suggested that the prime minister should motion for a vote of confidence in his government.

He added that the point was to stop the process, in which attempts were being made to make it difficult for both the government and the parliamentary majority to continue actions designed to end the coronavirus epidemic, to create conditions which were fully safe for the health and lives of the Polish people, and to consistently counteract the effects of the economic crisis.

According to the president, "in order to save the Polish economy, the pandemic demands consistent and calm work to make it possible for employers to survive and to protect jobs." He also said he was very glad that many entrepreneurs had benefited from the solutions which made it possible to keep two million, or probably even three million, jobs.