WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's government has postponed plans to bestow a top honor on the Portuguese businessman who runs popular supermarket chain Biedronka after a public outcry over the company's alleged exploitation of workers.

WARSAW, Poland (AP) Poland's government has postponed plans to bestow a top honor on the Portuguese businessman who runs popular supermarket chain Biedronka after a public outcry over the company's alleged exploitation of workers.

The incident exposes growing tensions between Poland's pro-market government, which in this case wanted to reward a foreign company that has created jobs, and Poles who feel the government's pro-business policies are enriching corporations to the detriment of workers.

Voter anger threatens to unseat the ruling Civic Platform party in fall parliamentary elections.

The Foreign Ministry had planned to honor Pedro Pereira da Silva, director of the Portuguese food distribution group Jeronimo Martins in Poland, on Wednesday. The ceremony was suddenly called off after the public outcry, though the Foreign Ministry said Friday it was merely postponed.