In what areas should the new government look for savings? Poles answered this question in the latest United Surveys survey.
Mateusz Morawiecki received the mission to form a government from President Andrzej Duda. According to the constitution, the prime minister presents the government’s program of activities to the Sejm, together with a motion for a vote of confidence, within fourteen days of his appointment. The Sejm adopts a vote of confidence by an absolute majority of votes in the presence of at least half of the legal number of deputies.
Although Law and Justice achieved the best result in the October parliamentary elections, the country cannot govern on its own and the other parties refuse to enter into a coalition with PiS. For this reason, most politicians and commentators consider Morawiecki’s task impossible.
Survey: Where should you look for savings?
“If the future government is looking for savings, how should it reduce the costs of running the state?” – pollsters from United Surveys asked respondents in the latest survey for RMF FM radio and “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”. Respondents had the option to indicate multiple answers.
The most – 66 percent – respondents believed that the new government, in search of savings, should reduce the number of secretaries of state and government plenipotentiaries.
60.9 percent of survey participants indicate that the number of ministries should be limited; 55.2 percent – reduce the salaries of ministers and deputy ministers; 51.4 percent – introduce income criteria, for example for 500-plus; 28.4 percent – stop major investment projects such as CPK or nuclear power plants; 17 percent – abolish some social or welfare programs; 12.3 percent – restrict gun purchases. 5.2 percent Respondents believe that this should not be one of the problems mentioned above. However, 2.1 percent respondents could not indicate in which areas the new government should look for savings.
The survey was conducted from November 10 to 12 among a sample of 1,000 people, using the CATI (computer-assisted telephone interview) and CAWI (electronic survey) methods.
Source: Do Rzeczy
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