What is next for Poland’s conservative government?

Law and Justice (PiS) must rethink its strategy and plan for 2023 due to the coronavirus pandemic, writes Rzeczpospolita columnist Michał Kolanko

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Michal Kolanko

After the Polish government’s reorganization, politicians and journalists alike are asking themselves what will PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki do next with their power and what will Law and Justice (PiS) itself be like in the future.

PiS MPs have been repeating the same phrases concerning putting the media back in the hands of Poles and judicial reform. The composition and viewpoints of voters supporting the Kaczyński-Morawiecki tandem have changed in the past, but this time, the pandemic is a catalyst for this acceleration.

The pandemic has squeezed decades of societal changes into months. The plan for the election in 2023 and future terms must be rewritten anew with these rapid changes in mind. Poland has entered the 21st century through the prism of the pandemic and politicians must rise up to the new challenges and times.

Morawiecki admitted recently during the “Poland: A Great Project Congress” that the world is undergoing a radical restructuring and the pandemic was a historic game changer, even if we are still struggling with how to cope with it.


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