Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday named Mateusz Morawiecki as prime minister-designate, tasking him with forming a new Cabinet.
The move came after Duda accepted the resignation of Morawiecki and his Cabinet ministers in line with constitutional rules in a step designed to make way for a new government.
At the same time, Duda entrusted Morawiecki with continuing in his duties until a new government is formed, state news agency PAP reported.
Earlier in the day, Morawiecki submitted the resignation of his Cabinet at the first session of the country’s new parliament.
Poles elected a new set of 460 MPs and 100 senators when they went to the ballot box last month.
Morawiecki's conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party won Poland's October 15 election, but lost its parliamentary majority and looks unlikely to stay in power for a third consecutive term.
A bloc of pro-EU opposition parties on Monday secured a resounding victory in Poland's new parliament during its first key vote to elect a house Speaker.
Poland's pro-European opposition groups on Friday signed an agreement to form a coalition government, pledging to restore the rule of law, promote green energy and relax abortion rules, among other policies.
Source: IAR, PAP