Wa·l̷ę·sa(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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