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Poland's ruling party announces makeup of new right-wing Cabinet under Prime Minister Szydlo

  • Candidate for the prime minister's post Beata Szydlo announces names for the new government in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Candidate for the prime minister's post Beata Szydlo announces names for the new government in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, the leader of the conservative Law and Justice party, PiS, shakes hands with designated prime minister Beata Szydlo after she announced members of her new cabinet  in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, the leader of the conservative Law and Justice party, PiS, shakes hands with designated prime minister Beata Szydlo after she announced members of her new cabinet in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, the leader of the conservative Law and Justice party, PiS, talks with designated prime minister Beata Szydlo after she announced members of her new cabinet in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, the leader of the conservative Law and Justice party, PiS, talks with designated prime minister Beata Szydlo after she announced members of her new cabinet in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

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.