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In Poland, the head of the ruling party resigned from the post of Deputy Prime Minister

In Poland, the head of the ruling party resigned from the post of Deputy Prime Minister

The head of the Polish ruling party Law and Justice (PiS), Jarosław Kaczynski, has resigned as deputy prime minister.

“I am no longer in the government. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and, as far as I know, President Andrzej Duda have accepted my resignation,” Kaczynski said.


The politician added that his successor as deputy prime minister would be National Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak. According to him, this is a natural solution in the context of the crisis in Ukraine.

“In the particular situation in which we are, such an association has very great advantages,” Kaczynski concluded.


Since October 2020, the politician has served as Deputy Prime Minister in charge of law enforcement agencies in the government. He also chairs the Committee on National Security and Defense Affairs.


In 2006-2007, the leader of PiS served as Prime Minister of Poland, the country in those years was led by his twin brother Lech Kaczynski. In 2010, after the death of his brother in a plane crash, Yaroslav Kaczynski ran for the presidency, but took second place, losing to Bronislaw Komorowski.


Kaczynski, now 72, has been running Law and Justice since 2003. Last summer, he was once again re-elected as party leader, then he promised that he would no longer fight for this post.