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Poland's New Ruling Party Announces Right-Wing Cabinet

Sputnik News

19:33 09.11.2015(updated 19:54 09.11.2015)

Beata Szydlo, leader of Poland's new ruling party, the right-wing eurosceptic Law and Justice Party (PiS) who will become the country's prime minister, presented the new cabinet of Poland.

WARSAW (Sputnik) – Poland's new ruling party, the right-wing eurosceptic Law and Justice Party (PiS), unveiled Monday its new cabinet with party deputy leader Beata Szydlo as prime minister.

'There is no dispute among us. Beata Szydlo will present the composition of the government,' PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said at a press conference following the party's political committee deliberations.

Szydlo, designated to replace Ewa Kopacz as Polish Prime Minister later in the month, tapped Witold Waszczykowski as the next foreign minister, Antoni Macierewicz as national defense minister, and Mariusz Blaszczak as interior minister.

Szydlo announced a total of 19 ministerial posts and one head of prime minister's office – Beata Kempa – at the conference.

PiS came out victorious in the October 25 national election with 37.58 percent of the votes, raking in 232 seats in the 460-member lower chamber of the Polish parliament, the Sejm.

Polish President Andrzej Duda scheduled the first legislative session on November 12.


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