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Polish Prime Minister Wins Confidence Vote

In Poland, the government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk has won a vote of confidence in parliament.

Tusk called the vote earlier on June 25 amid one of Poland's worst political crisis in years involving secret recordings of senior officials.

Last week, the news magazine "Wprost" published its first of what turned out to be a series of embarrassing recordings of officials, including the head of the central bank and the Polish foreign minister.

In the vote, 237 lawmakers gave their backing to Tusk's government. The required majority was 231 votes.

Tusk's ruling Civic Platform and its junior partner Poland's Peasants Party hold majority in parliament with 235 seats.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters

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