Polish Government Down To One-Seat Majority After MP Quits

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Reuters
The Polish government's majority in parliament fell to a single seat on Thursday with the departure of Jacek Zalek from the governing Civic Platform party, the third lawmaker to quit in just over three weeks.

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The Polish government's majority in parliament fell to a single seat on Thursday with the departure of Jacek Zalek from the governing Civic Platform party, the third lawmaker to quit in just over three weeks.

The decision of Zalek, who said he was unable to realise his political goals in the party, leaves Prime Minister Donald Tusk's grip on power at its most fragile since he took office six years ago.

The coalition government of the Civic Platform and PSL parties now has 231 votes in the 460-seat parliament. It will face important votes on a budget revision and pension reform in the coming weeks.