Polish president reappoints Mateusz Morawiecki as prime minister

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-14 23:14:35|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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WARSAW, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Polish President Andrzej Duda reappointed Mateusz Morawiecki as prime minister on Thursday, and assigned to him the task of creating a new government.

Morawiecki had formally resigned on Tuesday, the day when the new Polish parliament held its first session after general elections on Oct. 13.

The ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) won the election, and the reappointment of Morawiecki was expected. Last week, Morawiecki presented to the public the likely structure of the new government, with ministers expected to be formally appointed on Friday.

Morawiecki's designation on Thursday took place during a formal ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, which followed consultations on Wednesday between President Duda, Morawiecki, and PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

"We have an absolutely common vision on the development of Poland, a common vision on priorities, on a politics centered on the citizen, on their needs, their success in life, improving quality of life in Poland, as well as on strengthening the position of Poland on the international arena," Duda said during the ceremony.

Morawiecki thanked Duda for being entrusted with continuing the mission to "improve the standards of living in Poland".