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President's vetoes mark latest stage in Polish legal battle

A legislative package that would have put Poland's judicial system under the control of the country's governing party has sparked mass protests across the country. Critics who argued that it would give politicians undue influence victory over judges secured a victory Monday when President Andrzej Duda said he would veto two of the package's three bills.

The president's move represents a major setback for the ruling Law and Justice party and its plans for sweeping "good change" to the justice system and in other areas of the nation's life.

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Duda says he will veto two contentious bills...

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