Editor Named Polish Premier
The Communist Party Central Committee today recommended that party propaganda chief Mieczyslaw Rakowski become Poland’s next prime minister, the official PAP news agency announced.
The 61-year-old Rakowski, a newspaper editor who became a Politburo member in December, will take over from Premier Zbigniew Messner. Messner resigned with all 19 of his ministers last week following criticism over the handling of economic problems. The Sejm, or parliament, is to meet Tuesday to formally approve the choice of Rakowski as Poland’s ninth prime minister since World War II.