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18th Jun 2019

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Polish politician launches new liberal party

Polish politician Robert Biedron launched a new party on Sunday called Spring. He promised to phase out coal power, end state subsidies for the church and to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage. He also promised to boost welfare spending in a programme dubbed "populist" by his opponents. "I will be prime minister," Biedron told supporters at a rally in Warsaw ahead of elections in the autumn.

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