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Agitated lawmaker disturbs last session of Poland's parliament before Oct. 25 elections

  • Conservative opposition Law and Justice party’s candidate for prime minister in Poland’s Oct. 25 general elections, Beata Szydlo, is speaking at a news conference in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The party is expected to defeat the ruling pro-business Civic Platform party, which, it says, is acting against Poland’s economic and political interests. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Conservative opposition Law and Justice party’s candidate for prime minister in Poland’s Oct. 25 general elections, Beata Szydlo, is speaking at a news conference in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The party is expected to defeat the ruling pro-business Civic Platform party, which, it says, is acting against Poland’s economic and political interests. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Four little pigs, each bearing the name of a different Polish political party, feed in front of the parliament building in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. They were brought there by right wing politician and European Parliament member, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, who wanted to show this way that the main parties running in the Oct. 25 general elections are only driven by their own petty interests. Korwin-Mikke’s tiny party is running in the elections but is not expected to win any seats. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Four little pigs, each bearing the name of a different Polish political party, feed in front of the parliament building in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. They were brought there by right wing politician and European Parliament member, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, who wanted to show this way that the main parties running in the Oct. 25 general elections are only driven by their own petty interests. Korwin-Mikke’s tiny party is running in the elections but is not expected to win any seats. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Four little pigs, each bearing the name of a different Polish political party, feed in front of the parliament building in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. They were brought there by right wing politician and European Parliament member, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, who wanted to show this way that the main parties running in the Oct. 25 general elections are only driven by their own petty interests. Korwin-Mikke’s tiny party is running in the elections but is not expected to win any seats. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Four little pigs, each bearing the name of a different Polish political party, feed in front of the parliament building in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. They were brought there by right wing politician and European Parliament member, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, who wanted to show this way that the main parties running in the Oct. 25 general elections are only driven by their own petty interests. Korwin-Mikke’s tiny party is running in the elections but is not expected to win any seats. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

An agitated lawmaker has disrupted the last session of Poland's parliament before the Oct. 25 general elections, forcing a recess.

On the first day of a two-day session Thursday, Jaroslaw Gromadzki took the floor to protest the barring of the party of a controversial businessman, Zbigniew Stonoga, from running in some constituencies because of insufficient support.

Gromadzki said that amounted to an "electoral fraud," called the lawmakers "thieves" and refused to leave the podium. A recess was called to allow the guards to lead him out.

Emotions are riding high in the electoral campaign as the ruling pro-business Civic Platform is being accused by opponents of corruption and arrogance. The party seems poised to lose power to the conservative opposition Law and Justice party.