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Polish president swears in reshuffled government under prime minister Kopacz

  • Poland's Prime Minister-designate Ewa Kopacz speaks during the presentation of the ministers of her cabinet as new Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna, left, stands behind, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The new Polish government will be sworn in on Monday Sept. 22. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Poland's Prime Minister-designate Ewa Kopacz speaks during the presentation of the ministers of her cabinet as new Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna, left, stands behind, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The new Polish government will be sworn in on Monday Sept. 22. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Poland’s new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz speaks during a ceremony in which President Bronislaw Komorowski took the oath from her Cabinet at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Kopacz replaces Donald Tusk, who was recently chosen to head the European Council. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Poland’s new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz speaks during a ceremony in which President Bronislaw Komorowski took the oath from her Cabinet at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Kopacz replaces Donald Tusk, who was recently chosen to head the European Council. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski, left, appoints Grzegorz Schetyna, right, as new foreign minister in Ewa Kopacz' government, during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Kopacz replaces Donald Tusk as new prime minister, who was recently chosen to head the European Council. Schetyna replaces Radek Sikorski. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski, left, appoints Grzegorz Schetyna, right, as new foreign minister in Ewa Kopacz' government, during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Kopacz replaces Donald Tusk as new prime minister, who was recently chosen to head the European Council. Schetyna replaces Radek Sikorski. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

The Polish president is swearing in a reshuffled government under new prime minister Ewa Kopacz.

Kopacz replaces Donald Tusk, who was recently chosen to head the European Council.

The new government is set to continue the policies of Tusk's center-right party Civic Platform. However, it will only govern for a year, and much of its efforts are expected to be geared toward winning re-election.

So far Kopacz has suggested she will not take a strong stance toward Russia, something underlined by the departure of Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, a strong voice internationally against Moscow's aggressions in Ukraine.

Kopacz's government faces a vote of confidence in parliament Oct. 1, but it is expected to pass since the governing coalition enjoys a majority — albeit a slim one.