President of Council Donald Tusk gives a press conference after the Tripartite Social Summit meeting on the eve of European Summit meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on February 08, 2017. / AFP / JOHN THYS
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EU leaders are set to ignore bitter opposition from Warsaw and re-elect Poland's Donald Tusk as the bloc's president Thursday in a row that underscores the difficulties of post-Brexit unity.Leaders had hoped to rubberstamp former Polish prime minister Tusk's new term after his current mandate runs out in May, but a government guided by his long-term domestic foe put forward a surprise rival candidate.Poland's eurosceptic government, which has repeatedly clashed with Brussels in recent months over the rule of law, Saturday stunned the EU by nominating Euro-MP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski instead of Tusk.The Tusk issue nevertheless highlights a growing split between the older, western EU nations led by Germany and France and the poorer, newer countries in the east that used to be under the Soviet yoke.
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