Polish Peoples Party breaks up coalition with Kukiz '15

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The Chief Council of the Polish Peoples Party (PSL)-Polish Coalition parliamentary club decided on Thursday to end its collaboration with the Kukiz '15 movement.

PSL leader Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz said his party had unanimously decided they could not continue to cooperate with Kukiz's grouping, explaining that PSL is in favour of a strong Polish presence in the EU and here there are too great differences with Kukiz '15. (PAP)

The PSL-Polish Coalition club met at the Sejm (lower house of parliament) on Thursday and after about half an hour of the meeting, Pawel Kukiz, leader of Kukiz '15, left the room, telling journalists the PSL council had "thanked him for their cooperation," adding that he had expected the decision.

"It's not a pleasant decision," Kukiz told journalists. "I had no intention of going anywhere or visiting anyone." He went on to say he would form his own circle.

Kosiniak-Kamysz told a Thursday press conference the PSL would continue to build the Polish Coaliton but with a different make-up.