Makeup of new Polish government signals continuity

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced the composition of his new Cabinet following elections last month — and it looks a lot like his outgoing government.

Those keeping their jobs include Morawiecki himself and Piotr Glinski, who remains as deputy prime minister and culture minister.

Morawiecki announced the decisions late Friday following a meeting of top members of the ruling conservative Law and Justice party.

Morawiecki and party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski described it as a government of continuation. During its last term, the party supported conservative social values and social spending policies that mark a break with the austerity of earlier governments after the end of communism.

Law and Justice won nearly 44% of the vote in October elections, winning a small majority of seats in the lower house.