Sunday, October 01, 2006

Polish opposition to push for snap election.

A Polish opposition party has vowed to call a no- confidence motion in parliament at its next session in just under two weeks time. Recent polls showed two out of three Polish people were in favour of new elections, after an aide to the Prime Minister was caught on film offering a cabinet post to an opposition MP if she switched sides.

The Polish President - the identical twin brother of the Prime Minister - dismissed the idea of new elections. Lech Kaczynski said there was no other government capable of leading the country. But the broadcast of the secret footage has cast doubt on the government's ability to form a new majority coalition, after a small party broke off coalition talks with the Prime Minister's camp. So after entering parliament on an anti-corruption platform, it may be that corruption brings about the Polish government's demise.