Government survives no confidence vote

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Poland’s lower house of parliament rejected a no confidence motion against the government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk during a vote on Friday. Only 155 MPs supported the motion filed by Law and Justice (PiS), while 236 were against it and 60 abstained from the vote.

This was the second time that PiS attempted to vote down the government and replace it with one formed by its candidate Piotr Gliński. The first one was rejected in parliament in March 2013.

The no confidence motion was filed in connection with the recently revealed tape scandal. Weekly Wprost published several recordings of tapped conversations featuring government officials. The parliament debated the proposal on Wednesday. PiS also filed a motion of no confidence against Interior Minister Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz.

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