WARSAW, Oct 31 (AFP): The twin brother of Poland's president- elect stood firm over his refusal to take up the post of prime minister Sunday, as the country's political deadlock showed little sign of breaking ahead of a midweek deadline.
"Donald Tusk's suggestion is unacceptable," he said, referring to the leader of the liberal Civic Platform, who made his surprising proposal earlier Sunday.
Lech Kaczynski, also a conservative, narrowly beat Tusk in a presidential poll on October 23.
Jaroslow Kaczynski's conservative Law and Justice party won more seats than any other in legislative elections held last month, but not enough to form a viable government alone.
Talks with the Civic Platform over the formation of a coalition administration broke down last week despite efforts by the prime minister designated by Law and Justice, Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, to woo the liberals back to the negotiating table with new tax and health plans.
By appealing to Kaczynski to change his mind over the premiership, Tusk was making it clear his party would not work in a coalition led by Marcinkiewicz.