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19th February 2014
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Jarosław Kaczyński and Donald Tusk are expected to meet for a debate on health care issues on March 3

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Jarosław Kaczyński

Following calls from the opposition Law and Justice party to hold an “expert debate,” Prime Minister Donald Tusk has said that he is prepared to go head-to-head with opposition leader Jarosław Kaczyński.

The move comes after Tusk announced at the weekend that he is ready to take part in a head-on debate with Kaczyński, who proposed his own solution of a debate on the health service with a group of experts, planned for March 3.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Tusk said on Tuesday that such a proposition may come into play, adding that he would call up Health Minister Bartosz Arłukowicz to join the panel if the debate were to take place.

However, Tusk affirmed his offer of a head-to-head debate, and that it should be hosted by a media outlet “as it is done in the civilized world.”

“The key is being prepared to stand head-to-head, then the debate is more interesting … That is why I will be inviting Mr. Kaczyński to meet one-on-one to exchange views and arguments, and not stand behind a group of experts,” Tusk said.

“I wouldn’t want this debate if I wouldn’t have heard a firm declaration from Kaczyński that he wants to take my place as prime minister,” Tusk added.

Poland A.M.


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