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Ruling party backs parliamentary Speaker Kopacz as next PM
September 4, 2014   
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Senior members of the ruling Civic Platform (PO) Wednesday said parliamentary Speaker Ewa Kopacz was their choice to replace Donald Tusk as prime minister when he heads off to Brussels to take up a key EU post.

But President Bronislaw Komorowski said that for him the party's choice of Kopacz, a long-time Tusk ally, "is not a binding decision." He added that under the Polish constitution it is the head of state who designates a candidate for prime minister.

Analysts said Komorowski's comments were a signal he was unhappy that the PO party, from which he hails, had preempted him in choosing a candidate to replace Tusk.

Government spokeswoman Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska has said that Poland is likely to have a new prime minister by the end of September, after Tusk was chosen by EU leaders on Saturday as the next European Council president.

Tusk will take over from the current holder of the post, Herman Van Rompuy, on Dec. 1.
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