Poland may face early elections
Jul 18,2007 00:00 by UPI

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's prime minister said political disagreements between the parties in his ruling coalition may lead to early elections, Polish radio reported Wednesday.

Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski told reporters in Warsaw he could be forced to call early elections in November if tensions among coalition parties keep on undermining the work of his government.

Kaczynski said his leading Law and Justice party is to debate the election issue at its special meeting, since he is reluctant to lead the government under pressure from other coalition parties.

He offered no further details about the tensions, Polish Radio said.

Tensions between the coalition parties recently reached a climax when Kaczynski fired Deputy Prime Minister Andrzej Lepper over a corruption scandal. Lepper was agriculture minister and the leader of the populist Self Defense party.

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