Polish government has new spokesperson
January 8, 2014
Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, so-far deputy head of Civic Platform (PO) caucus was named by PM Donald Tusk the new spokesperson of the Polish government, Tusk said at a press conference following Tuesday cabinet sitting.
Kidawa-Blonska vows to make the government's communication with the public clearer and would like to involve government ministers in it to a greater extent. The new spokesperson is thought to be a more media-open person than her predecessor Pawel Gras, but party members fear that she will not be allowed to participate in crucial decision-making meetings.
Kidawa-Blonska (born in 1957) has been Civic Platform MP since 2005. She graduated from the sociology department at the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology of Warsaw University in 1983.
Kidawa-Blonska will replace Pawel Gras at the post.
Gras, who had been government spokesperson since 2009 was appointed PO secretary general in December 2013. PM Tusk had announced a change on the position of government spokesman at that time saying the both positions cannot be held by Gras at the same time.