PM Mateusz Morawiecki voted politician of the year in Poland - poll

2019-01-04, 11:51 update: 2019-01-07, 11:15
Photo: PAP/Jakub Kamiński
Photo: PAP/Jakub Kamiński
Thirteen percent of respondents named Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as the politician of the year in Poland and 14 percent pointed to US President Donald Trump as the world's politician of the year, according to a survey by the pollster CBOS .

Both rankings saw the head of the European Council, former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, in the forefront.

Poles were asked by CBOS which politicians in 2018 "worked best, did the most in the interests of the country, society and people like you." 

Fifty-three percent of the respondents were unable to indicate a person who deserves such a distinction and 22 percent said that no one from the Polish political scene deserve this title. The remaining pollees listed a total of more than fifty politicians, but only four of them received more than 2 percent of votes.

Morawiecki, with 13 percent of the votes, was followed by President Andrzej Duda (10 percent), and the Chairman of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) Jarosław Kaczyński (6 percent). Fourth place in the ranking went to the former PM Donald Tusk (4 percent).

In the international arena, the top distinction went to Donald Trump (14 percent), followed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (5 percent), the EU's Donald Tusk (3 percent) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (3 percent).

CBOS conducted a survey on November 29-December 9, 2018 on a representative random sample of 942 adults in Poland (PAP)