Poland may go to the polls early, if sexual misconduct allegations are confirmed against the Deputy Prime Minister. Public prosecutors have begun investigating claims that Andrzej Lepper and a colleague demanded sex from a female employee in exchange for work. Both politicians deny the accusations. Cabinet Minister Adam Lipinski said the government would consider calling elections, if the allegations were proven true.
The Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski said he would sack Lepper if charges were laid. Lepper has been expelled from Parliament before, over budget demands. But he was invited back, when the government couldn’t make up a majority without him.