Polish agriculture minister says he will quit amid claims of irregularities

Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki said he would submit his resignation Wednesday following a scandal over alleged irregularities by government officials linked to his Polish People’s Party (PSL), the junior partner in Poland’s ruling coalition.

“I have decided that I will submit my resignation to the prime minister,” Sawicki said in a terse statement Tuesday following a meeting with party leaders. He added that he was innocent of abuse of office.

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