World: Kania's Inherited Platform

A major test for Party Leader Stanislaw Kania will be the way in which he handles the Gdansk agreement between workers and the government. The accord, vaguely worded in some key places, gives him a lot of maneuvering room, as these excerpts from the official text show:

> In setting up new, independent and free self-governing trade unions, the Interfactory Strike Committee states that the unions will recognize the leading role of the Polish Communist Party and will not undermine the established system of international alliances. The new unions will defend the social and...

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