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New Polish Government Sworn In

Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski has sworn in a new, minority government led by Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz.

The cabinet includes former Ambassador to Russia Stefan Meller as foreign minister, former Deputy Defense Minister Radek Sikorski as defense minister, and university professor Teresa Lubinska as finance minister.

The cabinet was scheduled to hold its first meeting later Monday. It will face a vote of confidence on November 10.

Mr. Marcinkiewicz's Law and Justice Party won September's parliamentary elections and last week's presidential run-off, but did not have enough seats for a clear majority.

He formed a minority government when talks with the rival center-right Civic Platform party fell apart over such issues as power sharing and economic policy.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.