Poland: Keeping Their Own Council

Keeping Their Own Council

At his country's Communist Party Congress last summer, Polish Leader Wojciech Jaruzelski promised to set up a national "consultative council" of respected citizens to advise the government. The names of the council's 56 participants were released last week, but the roster was not as representative as some observers had hoped. The roll includes 17 Communist Party members but no top leaders of the outlawed trade union Solidarity; Wladyslaw Sila-Nowicki, 73, a lawyer who defended Solidarity members in several trials, is expected to serve as the group's representative. The Roman Catholic Church declined to nominate any delegates. Though exact details of the...

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