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Bill Clinton: Poland wants ‘Putin-like dictatorship’

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Former president of the United States Bill Clinton has lamented that Poland and Hungary want what he has described as ‘Putin-like dictatorships’. The former president referred to the two former Eastern bloc countries during a New Jersey rally for his wife Hillary, as part of her campaign for the US presidency.

“Poland and Hungary – two countries that would not be free but for the United States and the long Cold War – have now decided this democracy is too much trouble,” he said.

“They want Putin-like dictatorships,” he continued.

Clinton drew parallels between Republican candidate Donald Trump and the current rhetoric of the Hungarian and Polish governments.

“Just give me an authoritarian dictatorship and keep the foreigners out, sound familiar?”, Clinton said.

Head of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party Jarosław Kaczyński claimed earlier this month that it was the view of the entire party that Poland should not accept refugees from the Middle East.

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