THE WEEK AHEAD : WARSAW : Going Out of Business

The Polish Parliament meets Thursday to consider a date for new elections, in effect putting itself out of business and making way for the first completely freely elected Polish legislature in more than 50 years.

The current Parliament was elected under arrangements that gave 173 of 460 seats to the Communists, while another 126 were apportioned to Communist allies.

Reformers, led by President Lech Walesa, now want to get rid of that compromise, seen as necessary when set in place in 1989. Elections are expected in late spring or early summer.

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