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January 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Polish Parliament approved the new Cabinet choices of Prime Minister Jan Krzysztof Bielecki. "Our program is the market economy," Bielecki told the chamber before it approved his 19-man Cabinet, which has only two members without ties to the Solidarity union. After a daylong debate, in which many of the 60 speakers attacked Bielecki's program, 272 Sejm (lower house) deputies voted to approve his Cabinet, four were against and 62 abstained.
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August 31, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Poland's prime minister made a surprise offer to resign Friday after the former Communists and their allies who control the Parliament sharply criticized his austerity policies. Lawmakers in the Sejm, the lower house of Parliament, voted 209 to 65 to delay until today a decision on dissolving the 8-month-old government of Jan Krzysztof Bielecki. Bielecki said he would not stay on in a caretaker capacity if the resignation were accepted.
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NEWS
August 31, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Poland's prime minister made a surprise offer to resign Friday after the former Communists and their allies who control the Parliament sharply criticized his austerity policies. Lawmakers in the Sejm, the lower house of Parliament, voted 209 to 65 to delay until today a decision on dissolving the 8-month-old government of Jan Krzysztof Bielecki. Bielecki said he would not stay on in a caretaker capacity if the resignation were accepted.
NEWS
January 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Polish Parliament approved the new Cabinet choices of Prime Minister Jan Krzysztof Bielecki. "Our program is the market economy," Bielecki told the chamber before it approved his 19-man Cabinet, which has only two members without ties to the Solidarity union. After a daylong debate, in which many of the 60 speakers attacked Bielecki's program, 272 Sejm (lower house) deputies voted to approve his Cabinet, four were against and 62 abstained.
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January 5, 1991 | From Associated Press
Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, a businessman backed by President Lech Walesa, easily won Parliament's approval as Poland's prime minister Friday and pledged to risk unpopular decisions to achieve a market economy. Bielecki, who at age 39 will be the youngest prime minister in postwar Polish history, was confirmed by a Parliament vote of 276-58, with 52 abstentions. Walesa, who designated Bielecki to form a "government of experts" a week ago, smiled and clapped from the gallery.
NEWS
December 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
President Lech Walesa on Saturday named Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, a radical young economist, prime minister with a mission to push economic reforms and steer Poland to free parliamentary elections. His selection ended weeks of speculation about who would succeed Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki, now serving in a caretaker capacity.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Poland's Foreign Debt Agency Scandal Widens: Poland announced the second arrest in two days of an official who helped run the fund. Placed under temporary arrest was Janina Chim, the former deputy director of the Foreign Debt Servicing Fund. On Thursday, officials announced the arrest of the fund's ex-director, Grzegorz Zemka, on charges of mismanagement and causing losses to the Treasury.
NEWS
September 3, 1991 | Reuters
Poland's Solidarity government unveiled plans Monday to bypass Parliament temporarily on most economic issues and issue decrees with the force of law. The government sent a bill to the Sejm, or lower house, seeking special powers to issue decrees and break a legislative logjam holding up many free market reform measures. A communique said it will also ask the Sejm to pass constitutional changes permanently strengthening the executive at a special sitting this week.
NEWS
June 28, 1991 | From Associated Press
The government announced Thursday that it plans to transfer one-quarter of all state industry to private hands within six months by giving stock to every Polish adult citizen. The plan must be approved by Parliament. Under it, five to 20 stock funds will be created and run under the auspices of foreign investment management companies, and Poles will be a granted a share in every fund.
NEWS
January 4, 1991 | From Associated Press
Parliament overwhelmingly approved entrepreneur Jan Krzysztof Bielecki as the new prime minister today after he pledged to make the unpopular decisions necessary to re-create former Communist Poland as "a normal country." The vote was 276 to 58 with 52 abstentions.
NEWS
January 5, 1991 | From Associated Press
Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, a businessman backed by President Lech Walesa, easily won Parliament's approval as Poland's prime minister Friday and pledged to risk unpopular decisions to achieve a market economy. Bielecki, who at age 39 will be the youngest prime minister in postwar Polish history, was confirmed by a Parliament vote of 276-58, with 52 abstentions. Walesa, who designated Bielecki to form a "government of experts" a week ago, smiled and clapped from the gallery.
NEWS
December 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
President Lech Walesa on Saturday named Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, a radical young economist, prime minister with a mission to push economic reforms and steer Poland to free parliamentary elections. His selection ended weeks of speculation about who would succeed Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki, now serving in a caretaker capacity.
NEWS
September 1, 1991 | From Reuters
Poland's Solidarity government survived a tense parliamentary confrontation with ex-Communists on Saturday when Parliament refused to accept its resignation. The vote strengthened the government of Prime Minister Jan Krzysztof Bielecki and eased a three-day standoff that had threatened Poland with its worst political crisis since the overthrow of communism in 1989.
NEWS
June 22, 1991 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The political struggle over Poland's economic recovery plan has intensified, with new threats of strikes and moves by President Lech Walesa to grant emergency powers to the government to dislodge stalled economic legislation in Parliament. Presidential aides say Walesa also is increasingly contemplating invoking his powers to dissolve the Parliament, which on Friday rejected his amendments to a law setting rules for parliamentary elections, now anticipated for October.
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