WARSAW, Poland – Poland's conservative Law and Justice party has announced the make-up of its new government, with a moderate, Beata Szydlo, as prime minister but a lineup of ministers that reflects a deeply ideological world view that is very pro-American and suspicious of Russia.
Party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski announced Monday that Szydlo will be prime minister as expected. The party won power in a parliamentary election Oct. 25.
Szydlo then named Witold Waszczykowski, a former deputy foreign minister, as foreign minister, and Antoni Macierewicz as defense minister — probably the most controversial new minister.
Macierewicz, as deputy defense minister when Law and Justice was in power from 2005-2007, dismantled the country's military intelligence agency to purge it of communist-era spies, revealing the identities of agents. Critics say that weakened the country's security services.