WARSAW (dpa) – Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Monday swore in Ewa Kopacz as the country’s new prime minister.
Kopacz, 57, takes over from Donald Tusk, who resigned last week and will become EU president in December.
Tusk, of the centre-right Civic Platform party, had been prime minister of Poland since 2007.
Kopacz, a former speaker of parliament, said her new government was ready to work hard, with the goal of securing “safety and stability in every Polish home”.
She unveiled her new cabinet on Friday, replacing Radoslaw Sikorski as foreign minister with Grzegorz Schetyna, the head of the parliament’s foreign policy committee. Sikorski becomes the speaker of parliament.
New Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz (C), deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Janusz Piechocinski (R) and Minister of Defence, additionally being designated as a deputy Prime Minister Tomasz Siemoniak (L) during the swearing-in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland on September 22. Kopacz, 57, previously the speaker of parliament, is replacing Donald Tusk, who resigned to take over as EU president in December – EPA
Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak and Economy Minister Janusz Piechocinski retain those jobs, and also become deputy prime ministers.