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December 16, 2009   
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"Frogs will be walking around in fur coats sooner than Law and Justice wins the elections."
-Stefan Niesiołowski, deputy speaker of the Sejm from the ruling Civic Platform, a biologist by education, on the opposition's hopes of winning the next parliamentary elections in 2011

"The prime minister is so liberal that he seems to be unaware of what parliament is for."
-Zbigniew Romaszewski, deputy parliamentary speaker from the opposition Law and Justice party, on Donald Tusk and his plans to fast-track a number of government bills into law

"After the new canonical law came into force, we've been unable to cope with the lines of applicants. We have more than 200 applications on file, and I've heard that there are well over 10,000 in Poland as a whole."
-An official from the Catholic Church Court in Cracow, on the snowballing number of applications to annul marriages; this can now be done on grounds of a spouse's "emotional immaturity"

"Parliament is not a place for discussions."
-Boris Gryzlov, speaker of the State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament

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