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Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski officially steps down

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Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski officially steps down


Poland’s outgoing Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski has resigned from office. The move is to make way for a new pro-business team that defeated his conservative party in elections last month.

Kaczynski presented his resignation to his twin brother, President Lech Kaczynski.

The outgoing prime minister said he was resigning with his cabinet after what he described as an “exceptionally difficult” time in office.

The president is expected to designate Donald Tusk, the victor of last month’s elections, as prime minister this week.

His centre-right Civic Platform party defeated the Law and Justice party led by the Kaczynskis.

Polish media had been rife with speculation that President Kaczynski may refuse to nominate Tusk. It is reported he is yet to send a message of congratulations.

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