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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.
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(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
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Lech, born 1943, president of Poland 1990–95: Nobel peace prize 1983.
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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.