Beata Szydło sworn in as new Prime Minister of Poland
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Polish President Andrzej Duda has sworn in Beata Szydło as the new Prime Minister of Poland, after Law and Justice (PiS) won the 25 October general election.
President Andrzej Duda (L) congratules Beata Szydło (R). Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
“This is a historic day for Poland,” President Andrzej Duda said during a ceremony on Friday.
“The government of Beata Szydło faces huge tasks that must be accomplished,” the President said, congratulating the head of the PiS party, Jarosław Kaczyński, for the “decisions taken”.
Both Szydło and Duda were handpicked by Kaczyński for their respective posts.
President Duda and Beata Szydło face each other on Friday. Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
“I believe this will be a government of cooperation, and we will be able to achieve our goals together,” Beata Szydło said during her first speech as PM.
Former Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz handed in her resignation on Thursday. (rg/rk)