Poland swears in government; new PM in power

Poland swears in government; new PM in power
Poland swears in government; new PM in power

President Lech Kaczynski shook hands with his brother, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, before the new prime minister recited the oath of office, finishing with "so help me God" - in contrast with many of Poland's former ex-communist leaders who left it out.

Cabinet members then took their oath of office, after being greeted by the president and presented their official portfolios. The president shook hands with male members of the Cabinet, and kissed the hands of the women and presented them with bouquets of red roses, according to the AP.

The new Cabinet remains largely unchanged from the ministers who served under the outgoing prime minister, Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, a popular leader who resigned nearly a week ago amid reports of a rift with Jaroslaw Kaczynski.