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Poland's Kaczynski Set to Become Prime Minister, Report Says

  • Ruling party boss to lead cabinet from December, report says
  • President to handle foreign policy, EU summits, Newsweek says
Jaroslaw Kaczynski

Jaroslaw Kaczynski

Photographer: John Guillemin/Bloomberg

Polish ruling-party head Jaroslaw Kaczynski will take over as prime minister next month, Newsweek said, a move that would end weeks of speculation and give the eastern European nation’s top job to its most-powerful politician.

Kaczynski will replace Beata Szydlo, who’s halfway into a four-year term, amid infighting among her ministers, Poland’s edition of Newsweek reported Monday, citing people familiar with the situation that it didn’t name. Kaczynski, who served as premier in 2006-2007, has pledged to keep Poland on the path of “pride, independence and strength” with his Law & Justice party locked in an unprecedented clash with the European Union over democratic standards.