Lithuanian, Latvian ministers rule out instability after Polish election

  • 2023-10-16
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian and Latvian foreign ministers rule out instability after the recent general election in Poland.

"These are very clear deadlines (to form a government – BNS) which both give the president certain powers, but also shift the responsibility to the parties that have won or are in the next parliament to form the government," Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told a press conference on Monday.

"We have full confidence in the truly very democratic Polish system that seemed to withstand any tests during the election and, of course, will also withstand the period of government formation without any major difficulties," he added.

For his part, Latvian Foreign Minister Krisjanis Karins shared this view and added that he did not think "there will be any political instability" in Poland.

Their comments came in response to exit polls that showed that the ruling Law and Justice party won Sunday's parliamentary election, but that the liberal and leftist opposition parties will have a majority in parliament.