...after getting kicked out of the coalition.
PM Jaroslaw Kaczynski says that he is still trying to save the coalition by picking off some disillusioned members of Lepper’s party, plus adding the Polish Peasants Party and some independents. Bloomberg:
Jan Cepil, a Self Defense lawmaker, said in an interview today on private television station TVN24 that 15 of his parliamentary colleagues have already decided to leave and set up a separate parliamentary group that will support the Law & Justice-led government. That is still not enough to secure a majority for Law & Justice.
Lepper, after being sacked from the government, is not going quietly. He is saying that the Sejm, the Polish parliament, is ‘full of corruption’. He also says that only eight members of his party have defected. And one of the Lepper-loyalists is on television as I write saying that she was called ‘in the middle of the night’ by someone from the ruling PiS, tempting her into the government. She refused.
Get ready for another quite ludicrous weekend of deal making…