Restoring the Rule of Law In Poland Will be a Long Process 

Hostile President expected to hamper opposition-led government

20 October 2023

Adam Jasser

Deputy Managing Editor

Poland’s victorious opposition may wait several weeks before it can form the government due to stalling by the outgoing government and its ally, President Andrzej Duda. Duda and the constitutional tribunal packed with political appointees will make it hard for the new government to pass legislation.

Adam Jasser spoke with Jakub Jaraczewski,a leading constitutional scholar, on the challenges facing a new opposition-led government in Poland. You can listen to the whole interview by clicking the link below.

Adam Jasser: Democracy triumphed in Poland in elections on Sunday, with a record-high turnout of 73 percent, and it seems people voted the current government out. But the ruling Law and Justice came first, and it seems it may be tasked by the president with trying to form the government despite the fact that it doesn’t have a majority. How long do you think it might take before we see a government formed in Poland?


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Adam Jasser

Deputy Managing Editor

Since 2021, Adam has co-hosted a foreign policy podcast “About the World at Onet” for Poland’s leading web portal He has worked as a business and policy consultant, including with the World Bank on competition, privatisation and regulatory reforms in transition economies. In 2014-16, Adam was head of the Polish competition authority. He served as Secretary of State in the Chancellery of Prime Minister Donald Tusk in 2010-14. He was Secretary of the PM’s Economic Council and oversaw the analytical and policy impact assessment department. Before joining the government, Adam was Programme Director at Warsaw-based think-tank demosEuropa – Centre for European Strategy. Earlier, he spent almost 20 years at Reuters news agency, in roles stretching from translator and head of economic reporting in Warsaw, to bureau chief in Frankfurt and regional editor for central Europe, Balkans and Turkey.


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