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 (wä-lĕn′sə, vä-wĕn′sä), Lech Born 1943.
Polish labor leader who was president of Poland from 1990 to 1995. He won the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership of the independent trade union Solidarity.


(Biography) Lech (lɛç). born 1943, Polish statesman: president of Poland (1990–95); leader of the independent trade union Solidarity 1980–90; Nobel peace prize 1983


(vəˈwɛn sə)

Lech, born 1943, president of Poland 1990–95: Nobel peace prize 1983.
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Noun1.Walesa - Polish labor leader and statesman (born in 1943)
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1989 - Lech Walesa begins negotiating with the Polish government
President Duterte is inclined to seek "more advice" from former Polish President Lech Walesa on leadership and labor matters.
LECH WALESA, Poland's revered anti-communist leader and former president, has denied claims he informed on people to the communist regime or took money from the secret security service.
SOLIDARITY hero Lech Walesa has denied new claims that he was an agent for communist secret police in Poland.
POLISH hero Lech Walesa was really an agent for the country's communist secret police, it has been claimed.
Poland's Lech Walesa, who shot to world fame for his role in the collapse of communism, promised on Thursday to defend himself in court against new allegations that he collaborated with the communist-era secret services.
Former Polish president, Mr Lech Walesa, said he is devoted to see the tractor venture become a success story in a short time, as the groups associated have the ability to work upon.
Summary: It was not accidental that during this past week, as I and so many others remembered the life and work of the late Samir Kassir who was assassinated 10 years ago in Beirut, I also spent an hour discussing with Lech Walesa in Gdansk, Poland, some of the lessons and experiences of the historic Solidarity workers' movement.
Warsaw: Polish anti-communist icon Lech Walesa said Poland should procure nuclear weapons as a safeguard against Russia, which it blames for stoking the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine.
Tokyo, Mar 19, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa visited Mazda Motor Corporation headquarters on March 19 and met with company executives including Representative Director and Vice Chairman of the Board, Seita Kanai, and Representative Director, President and CEO, Masamichi Kogai.
Walesa is also Poland's official entry for the Academy Award's Foreign Language category.
The films that have made it to the final list include -- Fruitvale Station, The Railway Man, Walesa.