Poland: Walesa Gets Tossed

Solidarity sticks with its leader, but his policies are attacked

If he lost, he warned, he might just wash his hands of the whole business and retire, perhaps to "write books and sign autographs." Three rivals were vying for his job, which was without parallel in the world: the chairmanship of the Communist bloc's only independent trade union, Solidarity, whose 892 delegates assembled in Gdansk last week for the second and decisive round of their national convention. As the campaign grew bitter, Lech Walesa was assailed for his "dictatorial" leadership style and his...

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