Polish government wins confidence vote in spite of tape scandal

Poland’s government has won a parliamentary vote of confidence amid a wire-tapping scandal involving prominent members of the ruling Civic Platform (PO) party.

In the June 25 vote, called for by Prime Minister Donald Tusk, the government received backing from 237 MPs, with 203 against in the 460-member parliament. The PM needed a simple majority of 231 for the vote of confidence to pass.

“As of tomorrow I need to be certain that I have a majority that allows me to continue work in the parliament and in the government,” Tusk had said calling for the vote.

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