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Polish parliament to meet, some MPs may continue protest

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Victoria Bieniek 11.01.2017 08:23
A new session of parliament scheduled for Wednesday will be the first since opposition MPs started a sit-in protest which has blocked the plenary hall since mid-December, amid a political crisis.
The lower house of Polish parliament. Photo: Lukas PlewniaThe lower house of Polish parliament. Photo: Lukas Plewnia

Leaders of some of Poland's opposition parties met on Tuesday evening to discuss how the session might be conducted.

Meanwhile, the leader of the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jarosław Kaczyński, said that parliament would meet in the plenary hall, though an ancillary hall will also be prepared to hold the session.

The Civic Platform (PO) opposition party has said its MPs may continue the protest.

Matters came to a head on 16 Deccember, when a controversial vote was moved to an ancillary hall as opposition MPs occupied the main plenary hall.

The key vote on the 2017 budget was held by a show a hands mostly by deputies from the governing Law and Justice party, and was slammed as illegal by opposition parties. Law and Justice denies that charge. (vb/pk)

Source: IAR

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