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Poland To Get Minority Government


http://gdb.rferl.org/5c3c3c8a-5233-4a89-8a0d-139f92cdda6e_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/5c3c3c8a-5233-4a89-8a0d-139f92cdda6e_mw800_mh600.jpg (epa) 31 October 2005 -- Poland's prime minister-designate, Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, says he plans to present a minority government to be sworn in today.


But in a statement broadcast on Polish television, he also said his conservative Law and Justice party was prepared to continue talks aimed at forming a coalition with the pro-business Civic Platform.


Between them, the two parties won a majority in last month's parliamentary elections on a promise to form a center-right coalition government. But negotiations ran into difficulties last week over the issues of power sharing and economic policy.


(AFP/AP/Reuters)

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