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Poland Names Cabinet Wary Of Russia

Poland's conservative Law and Justice party has announced its new government, with a moderate, Beata Szydlo, as prime minister but a lineup of ministers that analysts say reflects a deeply ideological world view that is pro-American and suspicious of Russia.

Party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski announced on November 9 that Szydlo will be prime minister, as expected.

The party won power in parliamentary elections on October 25.

Szydlo named Witold Waszczykowski, a former deputy foreign minister, as his foreign minister.

He named Antoni Macierewicz as defense minister, probably the most controversial new choice.

Macierewicz, as deputy defense minister when Law and Justice was in power from 2005-07, dismantled the country's military intelligence agency in order to purge it of communist-era spies in a move that revealed the identities of agents.

Critics say that weakened the country's security services.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters