Poland's Kaczynski says opposition actions are illegal

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 21, 2016 5:33 AM

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Tuesday that recent opposition actions in a parliamentary standoff were illegal, and called on his opponents to respect the law.

"We appeal to the opposition to return to a situation in which it accepts that law is binding," Kaczynski said in a televised statement along with his closest political allies.

"We are facing an acceptance of actions that are of criminal character," Kaczynski said, referring to opposition lawmakers' occupation of parliament's debating chamber.

He also said that the political situation in Poland will quickly calm down.

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"One cannot proceed this way, this is a way to a great misfortune," Kaczynski also said.

(Reporting by Pawel Sobczak; Writing by Marcin Goclowski; Editing by Toby Chopra)