A conflict has erupted in the top ranks of Poland's ruling party that pits the party's powerful chairman against the country's defence minister.

At the centre of the dispute is a 27-year-old assistant to Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz who has enjoyed unusual privileges, raising eyebrows in Warsaw.

Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski on April 12 suspended the assistant, Bartlomiej Misiewicz, from the party and ordered a commission to investigate the lucrative defence industry job...


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