Representatives of Poland’s main opposition parties signed a coalition agreement.
“The agreement is a set of guidelines for our cooperation after receiving the opportunity to form a government from the country’s president,” said Donald Tusk, leader of the Civic Coalition and a likely candidate for the post of Prime Minister.
In addition to Tusk’s party, the coalition included the Third Way and the New Left.
Earlier this week, Polish President Andrzej Duda tasked current Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki with forming a government. The President noted that if Morawiecki fails to form a cabinet of ministers, the mission will be transferred to Tusk.
In the parliamentary elections in mid-October, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party won more than 35% of the votes, and the Civic Coalition – just over 30%. At the same time, together with other opposition movements, Tusk’s party receives a majority in parliament.
Two of the three parties in the potential coalition share feminist ideas. In Poland, they hope that the new authorities will change the abortion legislation, which was tightened in 2020. The amendments led to the virtual impossibility of having an abortion in the country and mass protests against it.
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