ER Editor: Poland is now back in the hands of globalist forces. An October election saw the ruling Law and Justice party (against Soros-type politics) lose its majority although still being the largest parliamentary party (191 for Law and Justice vs. 248 votes); thus a coalition formed against them. Politico.eu also picked up this story. See —
WARSAW — After eight years in power, the Law and Justice (PiS) party was voted out of office on Monday; by evening, Donald Tusk is expected to be in charge of a new government that’s promising a revolution in both domestic politics and in Poland’s relationship with the outside world.
The day began with PiS Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki setting out the agenda of his proposed government to the Polish parliament. On Monday afternoon he went down to a widely expected defeat, losing a vote of confidence by 190 to 266 in the 460-member assembly, with MPs breaking out into cheers of “Donald Tusk! Donald Tusk!”
“It’s the end of Polish democracy,” Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of PiS and Poland’s de facto ruler since 2015, said after the confidence vote.
That shifts the initiative to the parliament, which is expected to nominate Tusk as its candidate for PM by Monday evening.
Tusk — who served as Poland’s prime minister from 2007 to 2014 before being European Council president from 2014 to 2019 — laid out his priorities on Friday.
A key aim will be unblocking €35 billion in grants and loans from the EU’s pandemic relief program and another €76.5 billion of regular EU development money. The cash has been blocked by the European Commission until Poland meets agreed milestones on rolling back changes to the justice system that Brussels felt brought judges under political control.
“We’re working non-stop,” Tusk said, saying he’s formed a team with incoming Justice Minister Adam Bodnar and Europe Minister Adam Szłapka to tackle the issue — one of the key promises he made during the election campaign. The new foreign minister will be Radosław Sikorski, a member of the European Parliament who served as Tusk’s foreign minister from 2007 to 2014.
But actually passing new laws on the judicial system will require they be signed by Duda; if he vetoes them, the incoming coalition doesn’t have the votes to override him. And so far, the president has indicated he’s willing to fight to prevent that from happening. During the last week he swore in 76 judges named by the flawed judicial nomination body condemned by the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Commission as not meeting democratic standards.
Polish PM loses no-confidence vote
The result spells the end of Mateusz Morawiecki’s government and his six-year rule
The Polish parliament on Monday successfully passed a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Of the 456 MPs who voted, only 190 backed the premier.
The no-confidence vote comes after Morawiecki’s right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party lost a general election in mid-October. A broad coalition of pro-EU parties, led by former Polish prime minister and ex- European Council president Donald Tusk, claimed a parliamentary majority in the vote.
PiS has already conceded defeat, with party president Jaroslaw Kaczynski blaming the outcome of the no-confidence vote on a broader ‘smear campaign’ against the group.
“The prime minister achieved great successes for our government,” Kaczynski asserted after the vote. “I think there was a social misunderstanding, but that’s democracy. We accept it, but we will fight. The campaign against PiS has convinced a significant part of our society that the imaginary reality is real.”
He also appeared to hint at potential external meddling in Morawiecki’s downfall, stating that his “dream” was for Poland to have politicians who do not act “for the benefit of foreign countries.”
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