Polish government survives second confidence vote

Poland’s lower house of the parliament Friday turned down motion for a no-confidence vote for the Donald Tusk government, submitted by main opposition party Law and Justice (PiS), which put forward the candidacy of professor Piotr Glinski as Prime Minister.

The motion was backed by 155 MPs, while 236 MPs voted against and 60 abstained.

The PiS motions follow Poland’s illegal recordings scandal which has dominated the country’s political discourse recently. Illegal recordings, obtained and published by Wprost weekly magazine, include conversations between Poland’s top government & non-government officials and business people.

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