WARSAW, Poland (AP) Poland's parliament has affirmed its support for the government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk in a vote that he requested amid a scandal over leaked tapes of private conversations of top officials.

The lower house voted 237-203 to show its support for the government.

Tusk had said that without renewed majority support he wouldn't be able to effectively represent Poland in the European Union, where important structural and personnel decisions are being made this week. Poland wants some high EU positions.

Tusk suggested that foreign interests might have been involved in the eavesdropping on ministers and high officials. He did not name any country, but said businessmen trading coal and gas from Russia were being investigated.

Wprost magazine has released a number of tapes that have embarrassed leading Polish officials.