Poland's nationalist-conservative Law and Justice Party replaced Prime Minister Beata Szydlo with Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki after weeks of speculation. The move comes ahead of an important parliament vote.
The governing Law and Justice Party (PiS) announced the change in government leadership on Thursday after Szydlo resigned from the post.
"The Law and Justice (PiS) party political committee has proposed the candidature of Mateusz Morawiecki for prime minister," governing party spokeswoman Beata Mazurek told reporters in Warsaw.
Poland's parliament is to vote on Morawiecki's nomination next week, but PiS's majority in both parliamentary chambers ensure the vote will be a formality. Deputy Culture Minister Jaroslaw Sellin said the vote will take place on Tuesday.
PiS praised in a statement the "many successes were achieved in key areas of Polish life" during Szydlo's two-year premiership. Deputy Foreign Minister Jan Dziedziczak said she will take over as deputy prime minister.