Kaczynski takes office in Poland

Dec. 23, 2005 at 2:01 PM

WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Poland's new President Lech Kaczynski promised to fight corruption while taking his oath of office Friday.

The 56-year-old Roman Catholic with the socially conservative Law and Justice party won the presidential election in October. The party is led by his twin brother Jaroslaw Kaczynski, reports the BBC.

The new president replaces Aleksander Kwasniewski, a former communist who had held office for 10 years, the report said.

Kaczynski's party strongly opposes former communists and supports limited market reform while strongly supporting the European Union.

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