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Poland ruling party sets conditions for postponing parliament meet
January 11, 2017 / 12:22 PM / 10 months ago

Poland ruling party sets conditions for postponing parliament meet

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s ruling party is ready to postpone the start of a new parliamentary session if the opposition ends its nearly a month-long occupation of the plenary hall, Ryszard Terlecki, a deputy speaker of lower house of parliament, said on Wednesday.

Poland’s largest opposition party Civic Platform (PO) called for the start of a new session to be postponed for a week, saying it needed time to find a solution to a political standoff revolving around media freedom and the state budget.

“We are ready to agree to postpone the beginning of the session if the (Civic) Platform ceases its occupation of the plenary hall and other parties declare they would not do it in the future,” Terlecki told journalists.

Reporting by Pawel Sobczak and Marcin Goettig; Writing by Lidia Kelly

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