Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz has been nominated as Polands new Prime Minister.
He is from the conservative Law and Justice Party which is to be the majority partner in a new coalition government.
Marcinkeiwicz is a surprise choice but is seen as a safe pair of hands, although he has little experience of front line politics. He’s an advocate of market reforms and is seen as well placed to forge a compromise with the likely junior coalition partner the pro-business Civic Platform.
Their leader Donald Tusk, has hailed the election result as a great victory for democracy. He had advocated a flat 15 per cent income tax rate.Both parties hail from the solidarity labour movement and have been promising to rule together.
The leader of Law and Justice, Jaroslaw Kaczynski would traditionally have been the automatic choice for Prime Minister. But despite steering his party to victory he turned down the post. Kaczynski said that if his twin, Lech, wins next months Presidential election, Poles would not accept brothers holding the country’s two top jobs.