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New PSL head eyes pension reform

PR dla Zagranicy
Alicja Baczyńska 09.11.2015 16:03
Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz looks to introduce a minimum of 40 years of service as a benchmark for acquiring pension rather than minimum retirement age.
Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz. Photo: PAP/Marcin ObaraWładysław Kosiniak-Kamysz. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara

The proposal is to mark the party‘s first step in Parliament after Civic Platform‘s former junior coalition partner gained 16 mandates in the October general elections, winning five percent of the votes.

The idea to reform the pension system comes years after Civic Platform (PO) raised the retirement age for Polish citizens to 67 for both sexes in 2012, a move which President Andrzej Duda has sought to reverse in recent months.

The head of state, who was endorsed by Law and Justice (PiS) in the May presidential race, seeks to reinstate the pension age to 60 for women and 65 for men.

Outgoing Labour Minister Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz replaced former Economy Minister and ex-deputy prime minister Janusz Piechociński at the helm of the Polish People's Party (PSL) on Saturday after the latter handed in his resignation. (aba/rg/di)

Source: IAR

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