What does Jarosław Kaczyński’s entry into the government mean for the prime minister himself? PiS sees this strengthening the role of Mateusz Morawiecki – Solidarna Polska is even happier, because the president in the government means a different distribution of forces and, as the opposition claims, weakening the prime minister. Material of the magazine “Polska i Świat”.
The entry of Jarosław Kaczyński into the cabinet as the deputy prime minister, who is to supervise Zbigniew Ziobro, is an interference in the leadership of the prime minister. Zbigniew Ziobro’s camp is pleased because it maintains the Ministry of Justice, and the president’s supervision will not significantly weaken it. – We are glad that Mr. President is joining. This government will certainly be much stronger, believes Jan Kanthak from Solidarna Polska.
– Jarosław Kaczyński becomes the supervisor, the prime minister, and at the same time he has to stabilize the government, because Mateusz Morawiecki is unable to deal with it – comments Cezary Tomczyk from the Civic Coalition.
It’s not like that, claims Solidarna Polska. – It’s not a good move. It is great, because TVN will no longer take it out, or someone, that on Nowogrodzka Street [do siedziby Prawa i Sprawiedliwości – przyp. red.] they drive – believes Tadeusz Cymański. According to the politician of Solidarna Polska, the mere presence of Jarosław Kaczyński in the government as a coordinator is beneficial. – Mateusz Morawiecki should express his satisfaction and joy with it even more clearly – he adds.
“He will be an inspector for the cohesion and stability of the government coalition”
The head of the Law and Justice club, Ryszard Terlecki, does not think that the appearance of Jarosław Kaczyński is a slap in the face of Mateusz Morawiecki. – This is strengthening the government – he emphasizes.
The former prime minister, who ruled with a firm hand, sees it differently. The security committee that President Kaczyński is to command is, in his opinion, a cover. – He will not only deal with our security, but he will be responsible for controlling the cohesion of the coalition – says Leszek Miller. – He will be a kind of inspector for the cohesion and stability of the government coalition – adds the former prime minister.
Deputy Speaker of the Senate Michał Kamiński admits that people say that it will weaken Mateusz Morawiecki. – Nothing could be more wrong. If a man with such a position in his political camp as Jarosław Kaczyński says today to his voters and people of his party: I can be Mateusz Morawiecki’s deputy prime minister, this is a coronation – he believes.
“It will show that this institutional hierarchy will be a fiction”
– No one will say anymore, some malicious journalists or malicious opposition that someone from the back seat is running the Council of Ministers – says Ryszard Czarnecki, PiS MEP. However, there will be, because Prime Minister Morawiecki is still formally in the front seat – and in the back, as his deputy, party boss.
– When any matter is to be settled, the arbitrator will not be Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, but Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński who is sitting at the same meeting of the Council of Ministers. It will show that this institutional hierarchy will be a fiction – says journalist Łukasz Warzecha.
The political situation becomes even more complicated. And so, everything that happened in the government and the party was steered by Jarosław Kaczyński. The only difference will be where the decisions are made – not Nowogrodzka, but Aleje Ujazdowskie. – We will still have a bizarre situation, but certainly more understandable for voters, citizens and politicians than before – says political scientist Prof. Anna Pacześniak from the University of Wrocław. But these are still announcements. We do not know the official date of changes in the government yet.
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