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Poland May Reconsider Rejection of OSCE Vote Observers


Poland's prime minister says his country is ready to review its decision not to invite observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to monitor next month's parliamentary elections.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski told reporters his government could reconsider its decision on the monitors - if the organization changes the tone of the note it sent to Polish authorities on the issue.

Poland's general elections are set for October 21. Two weeks ago, the country's parliament voted to dissolve, clearing the way for early elections that both the government and the opposition say are needed to end a political crisis.

Mr. Kaczynski's coalition government collapsed last month.

The prime minister says the early elections will give Poles a chance to choose if they want a modern, growing Poland or a country ruled by oligarchs.

Opinion polls suggest a close race between the two front-runners - the prime minister's conservative Law and Justice party and the pro-business Civic Platform.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.