Forming a new conservative coalition government is a difficult task, but not an impossible one, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has claimed.
In a recent Sunday podcast, the Polish prime minister expressed confidence in the formation of the new government, dismissing the notion that it is a “mission impossible.”
Entrusted by President Andrzej Duda with this challenging task, Morawiecki highlighted the significant electoral mandate given to the Law and Justice (PiS) party, recognizing it as a directive from the Polish people to seek cooperation with other political forces.
Morawiecki underscored the unique achievement of PiS, which secured the second-best electoral result in the history of the Second Polish Republic, and emphasized the clear message from the electorate: The time has come to collaborate with other parties. With no dominant party in parliament, he pointed out that all political groups are now obliged to consider each other’s positions.
The Polish leader reflected on the more than 7.5 million votes cast directly for the continuation of PiS’s governance, and over 12 million participants in a referendum indicating that the directions set by PiS should guide future administrations.
He stressed the need for politicians “to step out of their political bubbles” and address the real expectations of the Polish people, questioning whether they desire a continuation of old disputes or a search for common ground that enables the implementation of essential policies.
Morawiecki also highlighted the social programs initiated by PiS that have become standard expectations among the majority of Poles, along with major investment projects like the construction of the Central Communication Port (CPK) and a Polish nuclear power plant. Though these specific actions were not directly queried in the elections, post-election surveys and expert opinions in these fields suggest a desire for their continuation.
The Polish prime minister conveyed that these investments should be seen as under the Polish flag, not merely the banner of PiS, arguing that attempts to terminate them would be seen as both malicious and anti-democratic.
In a rallying call for courage among politicians, Morawiecki invoked an analogy to “The Lord of the Rings” where the hobbits embark on a vital journey despite initial fears. He urged Poland to seize the moment and embrace unprecedented opportunities, suggesting that the nation stands on the brink of playing a pivotal role in shaping a new European order.