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Polish PM says snap elections may be sought if crisis continues

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Polish PM says snap elections may be sought if crisis continues

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Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk has said that snap elections may be needed if a growing political crisis is not contained.

Scandal has engulfed the government after a conversation that took place last July, between the country’s Interior minister and central bank chief, Marek Belka, was leaked a few days ago.

In the transcript, the head of Poland’s central bank appears to demand the resignation of the country’s finance minister, in return for helping the government overcome its financial woes.

The magazine behind the revelations, Wprost, has since had its offices searched by police, after the Interior Ministry opened an official investigation.

Opposition politicians have said the raid amounted to an attack on freedom of speech.