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Edward Gierek

Gierek, Edward (1913– ), first secretary of the Polish Communist Party (1970–80). He was appointed to improve the standard of living following food riots in late 1970. A failing economy and labor unrest led to his fall from power in 1980.

See also: Poland.

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