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Second Cabinet of Mateusz Morawiecki

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Second Cabinet of Mateusz Morawiecki is the current government of Poland headed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki since being sworn in by President Andrzej Duda on 15 November 2019.[2] The Prime Minister delivered a statement to the Sejm on 19 November 2019 before obtaining a vote of confidence with 237 of the 460 MPs voting in the affirmative.[3][4]

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Second Cabinet of Mateusz Morawiecki
Mateusz Morawiecki (2019)
Date formed15 November 2019
People and organisations
PresidentAndrzej Duda
Prime MinisterMateusz Morawiecki
Prime Minister's history2017–present
Deputy Prime MinisterPiotr Gliński (2019–present)
Jacek Sasin (2019–present)
Jarosław Gowin (2019–2020, 2020–2021)
Jadwiga Emilewicz (2020)
Jarosław Kaczyński (2020–2022)
Mariusz Błaszczak (2022–present)
No. of ministers24[1]
Member party
  •   Law and Justice
      United Poland
      Republican Party (Poland) (2021–present)
      Polish Affairs (2022–present)
      Agreement (2019–2021)
Status in legislature
  • Majority (2019–2021)
    Minority (2021)
    Majority (2021)
    Minority (2021–2022)
    Majority (2022–present)
    231 / 460(50%)
Opposition party
Opposition leader
Election(s)2019 parliamentary election
Legislature term(s)9th Sejm & 10th Senate
PredecessorMorawiecki I

The government is supported by the United Right coalition consisting of Law and Justice, United Poland and the Republican Party, as well as by the Polish Affairs parliamentary group[5] and some independent MPs. In May 2021 Kukiz'15 leader Paweł Kukiz and Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński signed a cooperation agreement between the two parties.[6] Despite not being a part of a formal coalition and not being represented in the Council of Ministers Kukiz'15 has since supported the government especially in major votes in the Sejm.[7][8][9]

The government underwent a reshuffle in October 2020.[10][11] On 25 June 2021 the government lost its majority in the Sejm, when 3 MPs (Zbigniew Girzyński, Arkadiusz Czartoryski and Małgorzata Janowska) left Law and Justice and established a new parliamentary group (Wybór Polska, literally "Choice Poland").[12] The following 7 July, Czartoryski joined the Republican Party, restoring the government's majority status in the legislature.[13]

In August 2021, a controversial bill on the amendment of the "Broadcasting and the Cinematography Act" was passed by the Sejm despite vocal opposition from Agreement, a member party of the United Right.[14][15] On 11 August, Jarosław Gowin, leader of the party, was sacked from the government which in turn caused 13 other MPs to leave the governing coalition.[16][17] Due to the crisis the government had once again lost its majority in the Sejm. The controversial bill was eventually vetoed by President Andrzej Duda in December 2021.[18]

In June 2022, Agnieszka Ścigaj, the leader of Polish Affairs, was appointed a government minister.[19] Due to the support of her parliamentary group the government has regained its formal majority status.