Thursday, April 27, 2006

Unstable Coalition Adds Unstable Deputy PM

Just when you thought it couldn't get much worse for Poland. Not only is populist (read: I want communism back) politician Andrzej Lepper becoming a deputy prime minister, but the right-left-all-over-the-place government still does not have a majority in the parliament. So what is this coalition all about? Still unstable with a volatile and unpredictable Lepper on the team. PiS had once talked about cleaning up Poland and now it brings one of the most unclean politicians into power? Keep in mind that Lepper's Self-Defense party, yes, the one that pretends to represent the poorest, has the biggest cash pile. Just when you thought things couldn't get much worse.

And I never thought I'd say this about the agrarian PSL party. Nice job to keep your integrity by backing out of joining this mess, I mean coalition, at the last minute.

The always reliable beatroot has a nice take on all this.

And I like this little kicker in the Financial Times article:

Mr Lepper's party's economic programme consists of paying out huge sums to the unemployed and attacking Leszek Balcerowicz, the head of the Polish central bank.

1 comment:

beatroot said...

I like the bit about PSL. Previously, as you know, they have been known as the Polish Political Kurwa...they would get into bed with anyone.

But even they balk at the PiS/SO alliance!