Following a string of political misfortunes for the ruling Civic Platform in recent weeks, its deputy leader Grzegorz Schetyna has announced that the party will work on a new program.
“It’s time for a new start,” Schetyna told RMF radio on Wednesday morning, adding that “it’s a matter of weeks” before the party will start working on a new program.
Mr Schetyna also hinted that widely expected government reshuffle will take place in November.
The ruling coalition of Civic Platform and the Polish People's Party currently has only a one-vote majority in the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, after two conservative MPs, Jarosław Gowin and John Godson left Civic Platform in recent weeks.
Another MP, Jacek Żalek, was suspended following a controversial vote on budget amendment. Mr Żalek and Mr Gowin had both abstained from voting on the ruling party's proposal to suspend fiscal rules and thus allow for the public debt-to-GDP ratio to exceed a threshold of 50 percent.
Mr Schetyna said, that despite that razor-thin majority he doesn't expect a snap election will be needed, as no other Civic Platform MPs will follow Mr Gowin and quit the party.
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