Poland: Can 29 Parties Run This Country?

During Poland's freewheeling election campaign this fall, Jan Olszewski, a popular former Solidarity activist, was one of the most avid bashers of the government. Now that President Lech Walesa has reluctantly tapped him as Prime Minister, Olszewski had better take a crash course in dodging brickbats. That's likely to be his new role as head of the unwieldy five-party coalition government that is now being formed.

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