Polish PM calls vote of confidence over bugging scandal

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk asked parliament Wednesday for an immediate vote of confidence in his coalition amid a bugging scandal that has prompted calls for his centre-right government to resign.

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014, 19:33 PM IST

Warsaw: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk asked parliament Wednesday for an immediate vote of confidence in his coalition amid a bugging scandal that has prompted calls for his centre-right government to resign.

"Without this mandate, I will not be effective, the government will not be able to clarify the bugging affair in a satisfactory manner and keep a handle on state interests," he told parliament after requesting the vote expected later Wednesday.

With 235 seats in the 460-member Polish parliament, Tusk`s two-party governing coalition is likely to survive.