Polish Sejm to debate constructive no confidence motion in gov’t
March 6, 2013
Prime Minister Donald Tusk
A motion to hold a constructive vote of no-confidence in the Donald Tusk government was tabled on Feb. 11 by the main opposition Law and Justice (PiS) and will be high on the agenda of a three-day Sejm session starting on Wednesday.
Debate on the motion is scheduled for Thursday and a vote is due Friday.
PiS says the government is failing to deal with the country’s most important problems. "No social problems are being tackled.
Unemployment is on the rise, Poles are leaving their country and our public finances are in crisis", PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said of Tusk's government.
"This motion is a chance both for PiS and the entire parliament to change an exceptionally bad and incompetent government so that changes that are now absolutely necessary can be carried out in Poland," Kaczynski said. According to Kaczynski a non-parliamentary government would be best for Poland in its present situation.
The PiS no-confidence motion names a non-partisan candidate – an independent sociology professor Piotr Glinski (58) as the desired successor to Tusk.
Glinski had already named a number of priorities he would like to tackle as the head of Poland's government, including limiting red tape for entrepreneurs and innovative businesses, establishing a non-partisan civil service corps, enhancing the civil society, introducing a broad program of family support, a pro-development spending of EU funds as well as enhancing homeland security.
As far as economic issues are concerned, Glinski spoke about the simplification and increasing the effectiveness of the tax system, introducing investment and social security breaks for enterprises and creating Polish-brand national champion enterprises. The candidate would also like to introduce a number of tax breaks for families in line with his proposed pro-family policy.