Jaroslaw Gowin, leader of one of the three ruling parties in Poland, sacked by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki | Photo: Reproduction / Twitter / Jaroslaw Gowin
Jaroslaw Gowin, head of the Accord, one of the three parties in the Polish government, announced on Tuesday that the coalition had dissolved after being sacked by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
“My resignation is the result of my loyalty to the Polish people and of my opposition to a program, in particular to certain fiscal solutions. The resignation is, in fact, the rupture of the coalition government and the end of the united right,” he said. said the head of the Accord at a press conference.
Accused by Morawiecki of acting unfairly and working at an insufficient pace, Gowin has had growing disagreements with the prime minister on key issues. The party leader, who has served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development, Labor and Technology, has repeatedly criticized several initiatives by his majority partner, Droit et justice (PiS), such as judicial reform and budgets of the recovery plan after the Covid-19. pandemic funded by the European Union.
Dismissal by the press
At the press conference, Gowin revealed that he learned of the resignation from the press, which he said speaks volumes about “a certain anti-political culture that has prevailed lately” in the coalition.
Government spokesman Piotr Müller announced hours earlier at a press conference that Morawiecki had asked Polish President Andrzej Duda to remove Gowin from all government posts.
According to Müller, the Accord leader and other party members acted unfairly when they rejected the PiS proposals, despite having already backed them through their votes in parliament.
Gowin and his party MPs have expressed their total disagreement with the most important projects of the Morawiecki government, such as reform of the judiciary, the new press law and the way EU funds to support the economy are allocated.
Since the formation of the United Right in 2019, the Accord has lost nine of the 20 seats it won, mainly due to MPs leaving their ranks to join the PiS.
Although the coalition has a simple majority in parliament, with 198 out of 460 deputies, it still has the Poland Solidarity formation, led by Vice-President and Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro, in its orbit, and has won the support of four deputies from the Kukiz party. 15 in a recent pact.
However, the break-up of the coalition casts doubts on the future of the Morawiecki government, which had to agree to agreements with left-wing minority groups to vote on the economic stimulus plan that was sent to Brussels.