Europe

Polish opposition wants parliament vote against government

  • FILE- In this Feb. 7, 2017 file photo, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo speaks during a press conference in Warsaw, Poland. The main opposition party, the pro-European Union Civic Platform, said in Warsaw, Friday, March 17, 2017, it will officially file for a no-confidence vote against the government which, it says, "demolishes" Poland and want to bring it out of the EU. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)

    FILE- In this Feb. 7, 2017 file photo, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo speaks during a press conference in Warsaw, Poland. The main opposition party, the pro-European Union Civic Platform, said in Warsaw, Friday, March 17, 2017, it will officially file for a no-confidence vote against the government which, it says, "demolishes" Poland and want to bring it out of the EU. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this file photo taken in Warsaw, Poland Jan. 11, 2017, Grzegorz Schetyna, leader of the main opposition party, the Civic Platform, speaks to journalists in the parliament. The pro-European Union party said Friday, March 17, 2017, it will officially file for a no-confidence vote against the conservative government which , it says, "demolishes" Poland and want to bring it out of the EU. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)

    FILE- In this file photo taken in Warsaw, Poland Jan. 11, 2017, Grzegorz Schetyna, leader of the main opposition party, the Civic Platform, speaks to journalists in the parliament. The pro-European Union party said Friday, March 17, 2017, it will officially file for a no-confidence vote against the conservative government which , it says, "demolishes" Poland and want to bring it out of the EU. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)  (The Associated Press)

Poland's main opposition party is seeking a parliamentary vote against the conservative government, saying it is "demolishing" the country and wants to bring it out of the European Union.

Civic Platform's leader in parliament, Slawomir Neumann, said that regardless of the vote's chances, the debate would expose what he called the harmful policies of the 17-months-old government.

Leaders of the pro-EU Civic Platform said Friday they will request a so-called constructive vote of no-confidence early next week. In theory, the vote could overturn the government of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, but the ruling party holds has a majority of 234 seats out of 460. It was not clear whether the vote could be held during a parliament session starting Wednesday.