Polish Interior Minister rejects 'hysterical' calls for resignation
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Poland’s interior minister has rejected calls by the opposition that he should quit following the controversial resignation of the country's police chief.
Mariusz Błaszczak. Photo: Flickr.com/Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji
National police boss Zbigniew Maj quit last week, after less than two months in the job, claiming former police officers were preparing a sting operation to discredit him.
Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak told public broadcaster Polish Radio that calls for him to quit “are the result of hysteria by the opposition. It’s the opposition that’s responsible because it ruled Poland for eight years in a coalition … and this is the state they left state institutions in.”
Maj is among people being investigated in a corruption probe by prosecutors in the central city of Łódź.
The Polish police answer to the interior ministry, which has been critcised by the opposition for allowing Maj to be appointed even though he is being investigated. (pk)