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Early elections expected in Poland before the end of the year

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Early elections expected in Poland before the end of the year


Polish prime minister Jaroslav Kaczynski has the go-ahead from his Law and Justice party to call early elections expected in October or November. Kaczynski heads a three party coalition. Roman Giertych, leader of the conservative LPR, the League of Polish Families said the prime minister had informed him he was breaking the coalition with the LPR. Opposition parties also want elections that will now take place two years early. Poland has been in political turmoil for a month since the prime minister fired Andrzej Lepper,head of another small coalition partner over a corruption probe. The elections are seen by observers as necessary to bring political stability to the country. Since coming to power in 2005 the conservative Jaroslav Kaczynski and his brother Lech the country’s president have presided over rapid economic growth. But they also caused a lot of friction with their European Union partners. The political crisis, however, has had little effect on the country`s booming economy.

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