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Poland – New government announced

19. November, 2011

Poland’s new government led by Prime Minister Donald Tusk won a parliamentary vote of confidence on November, 19th, 2011.

The announcement of the new-look cabinet came after the prime minister met President Bronislaw Komorowski to discuss the formal composition of his coalition government of Civic Platform (PO) and its junior partner the Polish People’s Party (PSL).

Four women join the cabinet ranks, including karate fan Joanna Mucha, who, as sports minister, will oversee the European football championships next year, and Elzbieta Bienkowska, who was given the regional development ministry.

According to Mr. Tusk, his proposed programme aims to reduce the budget deficit to below 3 % of GDP  next year from an expected 5.6 percent in 2011. The government also targets a deficit of 1 % of GDP by the end of his four-year term.