After days of protests concerning a bill passed by Poland’s ruling right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party, President Andrzej Duda on Monday vetoed the measure.

The reforms will now pass back to parliament to be amended and would need a three-fifths majority — which the PiS does not have — to go through.

“It’s without a doubt a step in the right direction,” said Kamila Pihowicz-Gasiuk, a lawmaker from the liberal Nowoczesna party.

“It’s proof that pressure from citizens can work.”

Source: Polish president vetoes controversial court reforms


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