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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Resignation Accepted

WARSAW () -- Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski on Friday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Jozef Oleksy, who faces allegations that he had spied for Moscow, and his cabinet.


The president has 14 days to appoint a successor and his office said in a statement he had asked Oleksy to stay on as caretaker until a new cabinet chief was appointed.


Oleksy announced Wednesday that he would resign over allegations, which he denies, that he had spied for Moscow.


The two ruling coalition parties, Oleksy's ex-communist Democratic Left Alliance and the smaller Polish Peasant Party, have been locked in talks on which should take Oleksy's job and other key cabinet posts.