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Poland's president sounds out new government talks

Poland's president sounds out new government talks

Poland's president met Wednesday with Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his deputy to discuss progress in talks on forming a new center-right coalition government following parliamentary elections.
Bronislaw Komorowski invited Tusk and Deputy Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak to lay out where things stand on the division of ministerial positions and their expectations for cooperation with three opposition parties.
Tusk, whose pro-market Civic Platform won most votes in Oct. 9 elections, will be asked to form the new government. It was the first time in the 22 years of Poland's democracy that the ruling party won a re-election, pointing to a stabilization of a previously stormy political scene.
Tusk is in talks with his current coalition partner, the small Poland's People's Party led by Pawlak. Together they have a narrow majority of 235 votes in the 460-member parliament.
The new parliament is to start its four-year term on Nov. 8, and Komorowski wants the Cabinet sworn in by Nov. 22. None of the participants divulged details about the meeting after it ended.


Updated : 2021-10-18 09:46 GMT+08:00