Poland’s PM: Changes in Cabinet in November
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk says he will shuffle his Cabinet later this month as he tries to improve the government’s image before 2015 parliamentary elections.
Tusk’s pro-market government took office in 2007 and is the longest-serving since Poland shed communism in 1989. But it has been rapidly losing voter support following a string of unpopular decisions meant to address the growing budget deficit.
They include raising the retirement age to 67 from 60 for women and 65 for men, and a plan to revamp the pension system that would transfer part of people’s pension savings from private funds to a state account.
Critics say Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski, who endorsed those plans, has to go, along with the administration, sports and education ministers.