In Poland, "the strong man of the country" leaves the government to prepare the elections

The Poles learned on June 21 that “the strong man of the country”, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, president of the majority party in power (Law and Justice, PiS) left the ranks of the government.

This former president of the Council of Ministers, 73, considered the de facto leader of Poland, had joined the government of Mateusz Morawiecki as deputy minister and head of the security committee in October 2020. He announced there several months already that he would soon leave the government.

Out of the shadows in 2020, this conservative leader had joined the Council of Ministers because of rivalries within the three-party coalition then in place. Jaroslaw Kaczynski took on the role of referee for a time to allow Mateusz Morawiecki to govern without too much turbulence. The government still ended up losing its majority in the lower house.

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