PSL against sacking Interior Minister
July 9, 2014
Poland's junior coalition party Polish People’s Party (PSL) will vote against the motions of main opposition party Law and Justice (PiS) to dismiss PM Donald Tusk's government and dismiss Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz, PSL head of parliamentary caucus Jan Bury said following the two and a half hour meeting in Warsaw of senior members of governing parties PO and PSL.
After the talks between Prime Minister Donald Tusk and deputy PM and PSL leader Janusz Piechociñski, PO’s secretary general Pawel Gras said that the politicians “agreed on the stability of the government and coalition which was expressed in a recent vote of confidence in the government.
The Sejm lower house will debate the two motions on Wednesday.
The Sejm voting concerning both motions will prove the stability of the ruling coalition, the government spokesperson said earlier.
Governing Civic Platform (PO) and PSL will conduct talks on a potential government reshuffle after the summer vacation, Piechocinski told PAP Polish news agency.
At issue is Poland's wire-tapping scandal which has dominated the political discourse over last weeks. Illegal recordings, obtained and published by Wprost weekly magazine, include conversations between Poland's top government & non-government officials and businesspeople.
In the most controversial recording so far released, central bank president Marek Belka and Internal Affairs Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz discussed potential terms for the central bank help the government finance the budget if the economy didn't appear on track to pick up in time to keep opposition party PiS from an election victory.