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World IN BRIEF : POLAND : No Slander Trial for Election Loser

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Criminal slander charges against defeated presidential candidate Stanislaw Tyminski were dropped at the request of Poland’s former prime minister, the man he accused of treason, the official PAP news agency said. Tyminski threw the November presidential election campaign into turmoil by accusing Tadeusz Mazowiecki, then prime minister, of betraying the country by selling Polish companies to foreigners at cheap prices. Tyminski beat Mazowiecki in the first round of the presidential election but lost to Solidarity leader Lech Walesa in the second round Dec. 9.


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