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Poland coalition talks

14.03.2012 From our online archive
Poland's president is meeting with Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his deputy to hear about their progress in talks on forming a new center-right coalition government.

(AP) Poland's president is meeting with Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his deputy to hear about their progress in talks on forming a new center-right coalition government following parliamentary elections.

Bronislaw Komorowski invited Tusk and Deputy Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak on Wednesday to hear about the level of understanding they have on the division of ministerial positions and about their expectations for a cooperation with three opposition parties.

Tusk, whose pro-market Civic Platform won most votes in Oct. 9 elections, will be asked to form the new government. Short of an outright majority, he is in talks with his current coalition partner, the small Poland's People's Party led by Pawlak.

Komorowski wants the new Cabinet sworn in by Nov. 22.