— President Andrzej Duda entrusted me with the mission of creating a new government. A difficult mission, perhaps the most difficult one I have ever had to deal with, but it is not, contrary to the opinions of malicious people, “mission impossible”. Even if it were, I don’t rule out that I would go for it too, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in a podcast published on Facebook on Sunday.
He noted that a politician cannot freely decide whether he wants to take on “such challenges.” He added that “an electoral mandate obliges us to fulfill the promises made to voters.” As he emphasized, Poles “indicated Law and Justice as the winner of the last elections.”
A signal from the Poles
— Poles guaranteed PiS the second best electoral result in the history of the Third Polish Republic and this is an incredible achievement. And at the same time, they sent us a simple signal: this time you have to get along with others. They sent the same signal to all other political forces. There is no dominant party in parliament today that would have the right to decide on everything, without regard to others, said the Prime Minister.
— Over 7.5 million Poles voted directly for the continuation of the rule of Law and Justice. Over 12 million Poles took part in the referendum and indicated that the directions set by the Law and Justice government should apply to every subsequent government, added the head of government.
In the Prime Minister’s opinion, ignoring this signal will mean that “not everyone takes democracy seriously.” As he also emphasized, all new MPs have a “difficult task” ahead of them.
“We need to get out of the bubble of our political imaginations”
— We need to get out of the bubble of our political imaginations and confront the real expectations of Poles. Ask yourself the question: do Poles want us to continue old disputes from the beginning of the new term or look for an agreement that will allow us to implement basic issues. What I mean here is the continuation of social programs initiated by the PiS government, but they have become the standard to which the overwhelming majority of Poles are attached. What I mean here are large investment projects such as the construction of the CPK or the construction of a Polish nuclear power plant – said Morawiecki.
He admitted that in the “strict sense” no one was asked during the elections about continuing these activities, but post-election polls indicate such a wish of voters. He added that experts in these fields also “incline to continue such plans.”
— The white and red flag will fly over all these investments, not the banner of Law and Justice. So an attempt to eliminate them is just malice that has something anti-democratic in it, said Mateusz Morawiecki.
“Our children and our grandchildren will not forgive us for this.”
As he noted, Poland is today listed among the leading countries that “can constitute the foundation for building a new European order.” He added that in one generation “we have moved from the position of a European reserve to the position of a candidate for a quarterback on European, and maybe even on some of the world markets.”
— I think that if we waste this opportunity, our children and grandchildren will not forgive us. And yet I have the impression that many politicians lack courage. Do you remember this scene from “The Lord of the Rings”: Frodo and Sam are about to go on the greatest journey of their lives, they reach the border of their little land and Sam stops, scared, afraid to take a step forward, he has never gone so far from home before. Fortunately, he finds courage and thanks to this, the hobbits manage to save the world – said the Prime Minister in the podcast.
— Don’t you have the impression that we are at such a moment in history when new, previously unknown opportunities are opening up for Poland, others are already rushing forward. And us? – added.