Greasy Poles

Husarska, Anna
December 1990
New Republic;12/3/90, Vol. 203 Issue 23, p23
Discusses the first democratic national presidential elections to be held in Poland. Participation in the political exercise by solidarity leader Lech Walesa and prime minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki; Absence of forecasts on the prerogatives of the head-of-state; Electioneering parameters set by government regarding television and radio airtime, Impact of the participation of four minor candidates on the acquisition of a majority by either Walesa and Mazowiecki; Identification of the minor candidates; Speculations on the types of parties and sectors supporting Leszek Moczulski, Roman Bartoszcze, Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz and Stanislaw Tyminski; Revelation of the prison records of all presidential candidates.


Related Articles

  • A NEW BEGINNING? Sikorski, Radek // National Review;1/28/1991, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p49 

    This article considers Poland's future as it seeks to establish roots as a democracy. Imagine that Germany has won the Battle of Britain, and that Britain has fallen under Nazi occupation. What was only an imaginary scenario for Britain came to pass last month in Poland, when Mr. Ryszard...

  • Polish Trainstop Festival Remembers Woodstack with Analog and Digital Gear.  // FRONT of HOUSE;Nov2009, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p14 

    The article reports that the Woodstock Trainstop was equipped with Midas sound systems in Poland in 2009. It mentions that the free concert was geared by Midas analog and digital consoles, such as the XL8 and XL4 for front of house and PRO6 and H3000 monitors that provided by rental company...

  • The Better of Two Goods.  // National Review;12/3/1990, Vol. 42 Issue 23, p18 

    This article discusses the upcoming presidential elections in Poland. In an important sense, it matters little who wins the Polish presidential elections scheduled for November 25, Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki or Solidarity leader Lech Walesa. Moreover, both men promise to guide Poland...

  • Lech Walesa's last stand. Knight, Robin // U.S. News & World Report;11/6/95, Vol. 119 Issue 18, p54 

    Focuses on Lech Walesa, Poland's labor leader turned president. Uphill re-election battle he faces; His formidable foes; His old Solidarity base that is in tatters; Tangled grammar and roughhewn manners that are widely scorned; His achievements; Fears of total neo-Communist takeover of Poland's...

  • LECH-LUSTER. Pope, Victoria // New Republic;12/3/90, Vol. 203 Issue 23, p22 

    Discusses the roles of Polish solidarity leader Lech Walesa in the evolution of Poland from its communist background towards a non-communist government. Recognition of Walesa's beginning as a rebel, dissident, proletarian and Nobel Prize winner; Consideration by the greater public of Walesa's...

  • Poland: The long road ahead. Sullivan, S.; Applebaum, A. // Newsweek;9/4/1989, Vol. 114 Issue 10, p31 

    Discusses the Polish Parliament's recent election of Tadeusz Mazowiecki, a longtime adviser to the Solidarity labor union, as the country's first noncommunist prime minister in over 40 years. Talks about the big problems Solidarity, Mazowiecki and Lech Walesa face in trying to head off economic...

  • Solidarity for Romney from Walesa. Pecquet, Julian // Hill;7/31/2012, Vol. 19 Issue 98, p1 

    The article presents information on the endorsement of Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for U.S. Presidential election by the Polish human-rights icon Lech Walesa during his trip to Poland.

  • Revitalization of Capitalism, Demand for Democracy: 1980-89.  // World Almanac & Book of Facts;2005, p524 

    The article reports that a troublesome 1980-85 for the Soviet Union was followed by 5 years of astonishing change: the surrender of the Communist monopoly, the remaking of the Soviet state, and the beginning of the disintegration of the Soviet empire. In Poland, Solidarity, the labor union...

  • Wowing Them In Warsaw A working-class hero tours the big town in triumph.  // Time;10/6/1980, Vol. 116 Issue 14, p51 

    The article focuses on the negotiations made by union leader Lech Walesa with the government in Warsaw, Poland for access to publicize the independent labor movement. As stated, in a meeting Walesa's delegation met with government officials including Deputy Premier Mieczyslaw Jagielski, where...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics