Pol­ish bill over­ruled

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

WAR­SAW: Pol­ish Pres­i­dent An­drzej Duda said yes­ter­day he will veto two of three bills re­form­ing the coun­try’s ju­di­ciary sys­tem, eas­ing wor­ries that the rul­ing Law and Jus­tice party will un­der­mine the di­vi­sion of pow­ers.

“I have de­cided that I will send back to Sejm (lower house of par­lia­ment), which means I will veto the bill on the Supreme Court, as well as the one about the Na­tional Coun­cil of the Ju­di­ciary,” Duda said af­ter days of mass street protests.

“What we had was not a re­form, but ap­pro­pri­a­tion of the courts. I con­grat­u­late all Poles; this is a great suc­cess, re­ally.”

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