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Polish government threatened amid dirty tricks accusations

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Poland’s coalition government appeared to be unravelling, with the firing of the interior minister, and one coalition partner accusing the Prime Minister of dirty tricks. The interior minister was sacked for leaking details of a corruption investigation into the leader of the coalitions, the Self-Defence Party, Andrzej Lepper.

Lepper was Deputy Prime Minister and Farm Minister when he was sacked a month ago, for corruption by Prime Minister Jaroslav Kacynski. At the time Kacynski appealed to the Self-Defence Party to stay in government without their leader. The firing of the interior minister is being seen as an attempt to keep the junior coalition partner on his side.

But Self-Defence Party members are now calling for Kacynski’s resignation, and an early election is looking increasingly likely.