'No deal' as Polish opposition sticks to parliament protest

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Liberal opposition (Civic Platform) lawmakers occupy the chamber of the lower house of the Polish parliament on January 11, 2017 in Warsaw amid a dispute with the governing right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party that has paralysed the legislature since December 16. Poland’s political parties said Tuesday they failed to reach agreement in talks on ending an unprecedented sit-in protest in parliament over a budget vote.<br />JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFP

Poland’s parliament was paralysed Wednesday as liberal opposition MPs refused to end an unprecedented protest against what they say are anti-democratic actions by the government.

Civic Platform (PO) legislators have been occupying parliament since mid-December after the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party announced plans to restrict…



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