The body of the person suspected of carrying out the Lewiston massacre was found in the USA. Israel has intensified its offensive actions in the Gaza Strip. Mateusz Morawiecki wants to try to form a government. The fiscal notification sent to Brussels by the Polish government shows that the general government deficit in 2023 is expected to amount to PLN 192 billion. Here are six things to know on October 28.
1. The body of the Lewiston massacre suspect was found
A man suspected of killing 18 and wounding 13 in shootings in Lewiston, Maine, has been found dead, authorities said.
ABC News, citing anonymous police sources, reported that the 40-year-old suspect Robert Card was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
2. Israel announces a land offensive on the Gaza Strip
Israeli army spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari announced on Friday evening that the Israel Defense Forces “will expand ground operations” in the Gaza Strip this night. Earlier in the day, the Minister of Defense Israel Joaw Galant declared that his country intended to launch a land offensive soon.
According to the authorities Jordan The Israeli operation has already begun. Residents of Gaza, quoted by the Times of Israel, report that the Israeli army, including tanks, has entered the enclave.
“The New York Times” in an interview with a spokesman for the Israeli army determined that some Israeli troops entered the Gaza Strip. – Our soldiers and tanks are in the Gaza Strip. They shoot and act, said Major Nir Dinar. – But yesterday our soldiers and tanks were also in Gaza – he added, avoiding the question whether what is happening in the Gaza Strip is the beginning of an Israeli ground offensive.
3. The young man will be charged with obstructing the search for Boris
Officers detained a 19-year-old resident of Ełk, who called the police in Gdynia, claiming that he had seen Grzegorz Borys in the forest near Łężyce in Pomerania. He allegedly threatened him with a knife.
The man will be charged with obstructing the investigation of a 44-year-old Navy soldier suspected of murdering his 6-year-old son, the police said.
4. Morawiecki wants to look for a majority in the Sejm
On Friday, the head of government, at a press conference after the European Union summit in Brussels, was asked how many MPs he counted on in the new Sejm.
Morawiecki replied that “the process of forming a government lies ahead of us.” He recalled that over 7.6 million people voted for PIS. – With such great trust, we have not only the will, not only the right as the winning camp, but we also have the obligation to attempt to form a government, if, of course, the president decides to entrust us with the mission of forming a government as a first step – said the Prime Minister.
5. Record deficit in Poland
The deficit of the general government sector in 2023 is expected to amount to PLN 192 billion – according to the fiscal notification sent to Brussels by the Polish government.
Nominally, this is a record, but in relation to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) there were periods when the situation was worse.
6. Heroes of the hate scandal without being appointed to the Supreme Court
The politicized National Council of the Judiciary held a competition for two vacant judicial positions in the Chamber of Extraordinary Control and Public Affairs of the Supreme Court. Six candidates applied for it, including former press spokesman of the neo-KRS, judge Maciej Mitera, and former deputy press spokesman, judge Jarosław Dudzicz. However, these judges did not obtain sufficient support in the Council.
Two members of the Council voted for Mitera’s candidacy with 6 votes against and 11 abstentions, and Dudzicz’s candidacy was ultimately supported by 7 members of the neo-KRS with 6 votes against and 6 abstentions.
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