Polish MPs reject bid to oust conservative government
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish lawmakers have overwhelmingly rejected a bid to oust Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s conservative government.
Mateusz Morawieckicreativecommons.org/Photo: Sanskrit Bandit, CC BY-SA 4.0
A motion for a "constructive vote of no-confidence" in Morawiecki’s government was brought by the Civic Platform (PO), Poland’s biggest opposition party.
The motion had no chance of succeeding since the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party holds a majority in parliament.
A total of 163 deputes on Friday voted for the motion, while 233 were against and 20 abstained.
The vote came just two days after Morawiecki gained a parliamentary vote of confidence. Morawiecki had asked for that vote himself to confirm his Cabinet had a strong mandate to press ahead with reforms.
Ahead of Wednesday’s ballot, Morawiecki told parliament his Cabinet was effective, credible, pro-European and committed to inclusive growth.
Morawiecki added that Poland boasted fast economic growth, at 5.1 percent in the third quarter of 2018, or 5.7 percent according to seasonally adjusted data.