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Poland’s Solidarity lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to back founder Lech Walesa and turn down President Wojciech Jaruzelski’s call for the union to join the Communists in a coalition government. The Solidarity caucus also said in a resolution that it would not be “useful” for its members to accept government posts even as individuals. An opposition lawmaker said Solidarity’s own offer to take over the government was rejected by Jaruzelski because it would upset Poland’s Communist neighbors. Jaruzelski was elected president by the National Assembly last week and may be ready to reveal his decision on who should form the next government when the assembly meets Monday.


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