Poland's Tusk to be nominated as PM Friday

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WARSAW, Nov 9 (Reuters) Polish prime minister in-waiting Donald Tusk will be nominated as head of the new government at around 1930 IST today, the president's office said.

Tusk's centre-right Civic Platform won a parliamentary election on Oct. 21, ousting the conservative Law and Justice party headed by Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

The handover of power to Civic Platform and its likely junior coalition partner, the centrist Polish Peasants' Party, began on Monday when Kaczynski presented his resignation.

Tusk has said he will announce his cabinet soon after the nomination.

Kaczynski and his twin brother Lech, Poland's president, have expressed bitterness at losing the election despite having presided over ex-communist European Union member Poland's fastest economic growth in a decade.

Some conservative party members have suggested the president may try to block key bills presented by the new government.


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