Polish prime minister announces new government

WARSAW, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the new structure of the government on Friday night, following the victory of governing Law and Justice (PiS) in parliamentary elections on Oct. 13.

“I am convinced this will be a very effective, very good team,” Morawiecki said upon announcing the new government at a press conference.

“We want to continue with all our promises, our program. In the spirit of trustworthiness, we will accomplish what we have said we would do,” he added.

The new government will have a new finance minister, Tadeusz Koscinski, replacing outgoing Jerzy Kwiecinski. Michal Wos will be the new minister of environment, replacing Henryk Kowalczyk, and the portfolio will be split to create a new ministry, in charge of climate, with the new portfolio for climate taken up by Michal Kurtyka.

A new ministry dealing with corporate governance will be created, led by Jacek Sasin, which is expected to have a supervisory role over institutions.

Jadwiga Emilewicz will run the new Ministry of Development and Malgorzata Jarosinska-Jedynak will be in charge of a new ministry dealing with funds, including European Union money.

Marlena Malag will be the new minister in charge of family, labor and social policy. The ministry of energy in the current shape will be dissolved. The only position still unfilled, whose announcement Morawiecki postponed, is that of the minister in charge of sports.

Other ministries will be led by the same people in charge until now, including the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health.

The new Polish government will have 22 ministers, three out of whom will also fulfill the role of deputy prime minister.

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