Early election an option in Poland's tapes scandal

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's deputy prime minister says he and the prime minister discussed holding an early election to calm the political turmoil after a magazine published a private conversation between the interior minister and the head of the central bank.

Prosecutors are investigating who was behind the allegedly secret recording.

Opposition parties are calling on Prime Minister Donald Tusk to step down with his entire Cabinet, since by law, the central bank is independent from the government and interference either way is prohibited.

In the recording, made last July, the two discussed how the National Bank of Poland could help the government deal with a budget deficit and win re-election in 2015.

Deputy Prime Janusz PIechocinski said Wednesday he and Tusk discussed early elections among various ways of containing the crisis.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast