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Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa (born 1943) - trade union activist, politician, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1983. He holds honorary degrees from several universities, including Harvard, Columbia and Gdansk. In 1980 he headed the strike at the Gdansk Shipyards, and later became head of the Inter-factory Strike Committee. From 1980 to 1981 he was head of the Solidarity National Committee. He took part in negotiations with the communist authorities, the outcome of which was the agreement reached at the Round Table talks. In 1990 he was elected leader of the Solidarity trade union. Polish president 1990-95. He is the author of books including: ‘The Path of Hope’ (1987), and ‘The Path of Freedom’ (1991).

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