Polish PM, ruling party chief discuss gov’t reshuffle: spokesman
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Poland’s prime minister and ruling party chief have met to discuss an impending Cabinet reshuffle, the government spokesman has said.
The government of Beata Szydło (second from left) on its first day in office; Deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki second from right. Photo: Polish Prime Minister's Office, Kancelaria Premiera [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Prime Minister Beata Szydło briefed the leader of the ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jarosław Kaczyński, on a proposed plan for reshuffling her Cabinet when they met in Warsaw on Monday, the spokesman told Polish Radio’s IAR news agency.
"The reshuffle will be structural in nature," Rafał Bochenek added.
"The proposed changes are currently being consulted and will be announced to the public once the consultations end,” Bochenek told IAR. “The personnel changes within the government will be the result of the proposed structural changes.”
Last week, a senior parliamentarian said that Szydło would keep her job in a government reshuffle planned for mid-November.
Meanwhile, the ruling party’s spokeswoman, Beata Mazurek, said on Monday that the reshuffle would be “slightly rescheduled” because it would mainly involve “changes in the structure of the government, which means institutional changes" rather than “personnel changes.”
"I don’t know the date, so I can’t say exactly when, but this will certainly not be the date that the government spokesman mentioned earlier when he said this would occur in mid-November," Mazurek told public broadcaster TVP on Monday evening.
Earlier Szydło denied media speculation that she might be replaced herself.