Poland's PM: state electoral authorities did a poor job, but no repeat of messy local vote

Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz says there will be no repeat of last Sunday's local elections despite complaints about the continuing delay in official returns due to a computer glitch.

Some politicians and right-wing groups are calling for a rerun and question the credibility of the returns that are trickling in as counts by hand are being done in many places.

A group of right-wing protesters stormed the State Electoral Commission's headquarters in Warsaw late Thursday, demanding that its members resign. The commission had contracted a vote- counting system from a little-known firm.

Kopacz said Friday that the commission failed in its task, but that did not mean the elections were rigged. "I absolutely exclude a repeat of the vote," Kopacz said, speaking on Radio Zet.