|Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski will be taking on the role of deputy prime minister as well|
Courtesy of the Ministry of Finance
Prime Minister Donald Tusk didn't make any sweeping or surprising changes in his cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday. The biggest change was the designation of Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski as deputy prime minister. Mr Rostowski will keep his finance portfolio.
Mr Rostowski is known to have the Prime Minister's ear, and is seen as a key player in Donald Tusk's government.
Jacek Cichocki, previously minister of the interior, will replace the PM's top advisor Tomasz Arabski as chief of the permanent committee of the Council of Ministers and head of the Prime Minister's Chancellery. Mr Arabski will soon become Poland’s ambassador to Spain.
The post of minister of the interior will be taken by Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz. Mr Sienkiewicz is not a member of parliament, and has mostly worked as a foreign affairs analyst, especially on Eastern European issues. Mr Sienkiewicz had worked for the Centre for Eastern Studies think tank, where Mr Cichocki had also previously worked.
Contrary to widespread speculation from the media and opposition politicians, Health Minister Bartosz Arłukowicz, Justice Minister Jarosław Gowin and Treasury Minister Mikołaj Budzanowski all kept their jobs.
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