Polish lawmakers initially approve bill changing electoral system

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 24, 2017 7:26 AM

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish lawmakers from the ruling right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party initially approved on Friday a bill changing the electoral system that the opposition denounced as threatening the fairness of elections.

The bill, which would replace all current members of a body responsible for conducting and overseeing elections, will now be sent to a parliamentary committee for further works.

(Reporting by Marcin Goettig; Editing by Lidia Kelly)