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Premier Sixorski Resigns; Jews Vote Lack of Confidence

May 29, 1923
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Prime Minister Sikorski of Poland and his Cabinet resigned Saturday night following an adverse vote in the Diet on the Premier’s move for a vote of confidence. The Christian Socialists, the Peasant Party Deputies and representatives of virtually all minority nationalities joined in the vote against the Government. Deputy Reich, on behalf of the Jewish members, declared he took the occasion to voice their protest against Premier Sikorski’s treatment of the homeless refugees of the Ukraine whose expulsion from Poland the Premier directed in an order issued April 15.

The discussion leading up to the Cabinet’s defeat was occasioned by the Premier’s request for approval of the provisional budget as a whole, including an appropriation for Secret Service. The Government was defeated by the newly formed coalition of Witos, the Peasant Party leader, with the Right bloc, the vote being 379 against 117.

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