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The governing coalition in Poland is on the verge of collapse due to internal differences

September 18, 2020

The internal discrepancies in the ruling coalition in Poland became clear again this Friday when the vote on a law failed that, according to a chairman of the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), could lay the foundation for a minority administration.

Almost 40 MPs broke the official line of PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski and spoke out against a law that proposed, among other things, the closure of farms where animals are raised for the use of their fur. Another 15 legislators abstained, despite the fact that the measure was carried out with the support of members of the opposition.

Kaczynski, an avowed animal lover, wants to open the party to younger voters, but other factions fear the effects of these measures in the countryside, where the PiS has an important point of contact for votes. Some allies, such as the United Poland, are already openly critical of Kaczynski and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

The governing coalition in Poland is on the verge of collapse due to internal differences
The governing coalition in Poland is on the verge of collapse due to internal differences

The Vice President of the House of Commons, Ryszard Terlecki, has admitted that the ruling majority in Poland “practically does not exist”. “Of course it’s not final, anything can happen,” he said, considering the possibility of an impending break.

The PiS leadership is expected to meet on Monday to discuss next steps, although Terlecki has already suggested that there might be a “minority government” and that the call for early elections might become “necessary” if it is “impossible to.” govern “is. , according to the PAP agency.

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