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Poland's top politicians meeting over government future

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  • FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chairman of the populist ruling Law and Justice party, speaks during a press conference with Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, left, in Warsaw, Poland. Szydlo sent a tweet early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 that seems to read like a farewell, amid rumors in Warsaw that she might be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

    FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chairman of the populist ruling Law and Justice party, speaks during a press conference with Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, left, in Warsaw, Poland. Szydlo sent a tweet early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 that seems to read like a farewell, amid rumors in Warsaw that she might be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
    Associated Press

  • Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, left, shakes hands with Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, right, prior to a government meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Szydlo sent a tweet early Tuesday that seems to read like a farewell, amid rumors in Warsaw that she might be replaced by Morawiecki.

    Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, left, shakes hands with Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, right, prior to a government meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Szydlo sent a tweet early Tuesday that seems to read like a farewell, amid rumors in Warsaw that she might be replaced by Morawiecki.
    Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2015 file photo the leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, raises his hand during one of the votes passing a new law on the constitutional court, as Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, left, looks on, in the parliament in Warsaw, Poland.  Prime Minister Szydlo sent a tweet early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 that seems to read like a farewell, amid rumors in Warsaw that she might be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

    FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2015 file photo the leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, raises his hand during one of the votes passing a new law on the constitutional court, as Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, left, looks on, in the parliament in Warsaw, Poland. Prime Minister Szydlo sent a tweet early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 that seems to read like a farewell, amid rumors in Warsaw that she might be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
    Associated Press

  • Poland's Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki waits for the start of a government meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo sent a tweet early Tuesday that seems to read like a farewell, amid rumors in Warsaw that she might be replaced by Morawiecki.

    Poland's Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki waits for the start of a government meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo sent a tweet early Tuesday that seems to read like a farewell, amid rumors in Warsaw that she might be replaced by Morawiecki.
    Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo Poland's Finance minister Mateusz Morawiecki attends a joint press conference with France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble following their Weimar Triangle economic round table meeting at Bercy Finance ministry in Paris. Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo sent a tweet early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 that seems to read like a farewell, amid rumors in Warsaw that she might be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

    FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo Poland's Finance minister Mateusz Morawiecki attends a joint press conference with France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble following their Weimar Triangle economic round table meeting at Bercy Finance ministry in Paris. Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo sent a tweet early Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 that seems to read like a farewell, amid rumors in Warsaw that she might be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
    Associated Press

 
 

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's president is meeting with leading members of the government amid mounting speculation that Prime Minister Beata Szydlo is to be replaced.

Though Szydlo's government is riding high in opinion polls, ruling Law and Justice head Jaroslaw Kaczynski is thought to be advocating a change.

On Thursday, party leaders were scheduled to hold a meeting over a government reshuffle.

Before the meeting with President Andrzej Duda, Szydlo addressed lawmakers and said her government represented the interests of ordinary Poles well.

Also on Thursday, the lawmakers were to vote on an opposition motion to oust the government. The motion is expected to fail.

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