Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s government lost a parliamentary vote of confidence as expected. Centrist opposition leader Donald Tusk is likely to take power, with 190 lawmakers supporting Morawiecki’s government and 266 voting against it.

The Civic Platform (PO) party, led by Tusk, and its pro-EU allies emerged victorious in the recent elections, gaining 248 seats in the lower house. Tusk’s coalition is set to form a new Cabinet after signing agreements and deciding on portfolios.

President Andrzej Duda delayed the transition, assigning Morawiecki to form a government despite lacking a majority. The constitution mandates a confidence vote within 14 days for the incoming prime minister, which Morawiecki failed.

The Law and Justice Party (PiS) won a majority in 2015 and has governed for eight years. The new government aims to shift Poland’s foreign policy, reconcile with the EU, resolve conflicts over judicial reforms, and improve relations with Germany. Tusk seeks to mend ties with the EU, Germany, and create distance from Hungary’s conflict with Brussels.