Polish opposition parties agree to meet PM over Belarus

2020-09-10 11:40 update: 2020-09-12, 13:38
Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
All Polish parliamentary opposition parties, as well as the ruling camp, have declared they will come to next week's meeting with PM Mateusz Morawiecki that will be devoted to the ongoing Belarusian crisis.

Morawiecki said on the radio on Wednesday that he had sent an invitation to opposition parties to discuss the situation in Belarus. A similar cross-party meeting with the prime minister was held in late August.

On August 9, Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected president of Belarus having allegedly acquired 80.1 percent of the vote in the national elections, while his main contender Svetlana Tikhanovskaya ostensibly garnered 10.1 percent. Mass demonstrations in Belarus against what the protesters say was a rigged vote have been taking place since then, sparking brutal reactions from the police and security forces. (PAP)