WARSAW (Sputnik) — Polish leader Duda handed Szydlo a corresponding decree in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Warsaw.
Earlier on Thursday, the first meeting of the new convocation of the Polish parliament lower house (Sejm) took place. In accordance with the nation's constitution, outgoing Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz of the Civic Platform party announced the resignation of her government.
The president of Poland appoints the new government within 14 days after the new parliament is convened.
Beata Szydlo became the third female prime minister of Poland. Women in the post previously are Hanna Suchocka, from 1992 and 1993, and Ewa Kopacz, from 2014 and 2015.