Wojciech Jaruzelski
From the archives: Solidarity Legalized in Polish Pact

WARSAW -- The independent trade union Solidarity came in from seven years in the political cold Wednesday, joining in a historic agreement with Poland's Communist government that paves the way for the first free elections here since World War II and ensures Solidarity's reinstatement as a legal union. The agreement concluded nine weeks of grueling negotiations between Solidarity and the government and capped a turbulent year in Polish political life that began with a series of strikes last April, which led to Solidarity's return as an active force in the nation's affairs. "I think the round-table talks can become the beginning of the road to democracy and a free...