October 26, 2012

Polish Prime Minister Tusk's Winter of Discontent

The Economist, The Economist

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POLAND’S centrist government is being battered on all sides. Growth is slowing, unemployment remains high, and a combination of austerity and scandal is stoking public discontent. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the opposition Law and Justice party, has gained a new lease of life. A rally this autumn drew a large crowd, and several opinion polls put his party in the lead.

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