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Local gov’t 'cliques' need to go: Poland’s ruling party leader

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Alicja Baczyńska 10.09.2018 11:10
In a campaign speech, the leader of Poland’s ruling conservatives has vowed to fight what he called “cliques” and old-boy networks among local governments across the country.
Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jarosław Kaczyński. Photo: PAP/Krzysztof ŚwiderskiLaw and Justice (PiS) leader Jarosław Kaczyński. Photo: PAP/Krzysztof Świderski

Speaking ahead of the nation's upcoming local government elections, Jarosław Kaczyński said: “We need to do away with all those cliques in local-level public administration offices,” Poland’s PAP news agency reported.

Kaczyński, whose ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is on a campaign trail ahead of October’s local elections, said at a convention on Sunday that “certain in-groups and privileged classes” wielded authority in local areas, denying people equal opportunities in public life, PAP reported.

“Law and Justice is capable of restoring Poland,” Kaczyński declared. “This great goal of [bringing Poland] on a par with the European Union is attainable,” he added.

Earlier, when addressing a convention in the southwestern city of Wrocław on Saturday, Kaczyński appealed for unity and non-partisan collaboration among local government authorities and cooperation between local authorities and the central government, Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.


Source: IAR, PAP

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