Workers protest led to the demand for change in Poland. In 1980, a worker named Lech Walesa organized a national trade union Know as the Solidarity. The Solidarity gain support of the workers and of the Roman Catholic Church. Which was under the leadership of Pope John Paul ll.
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During the period of military rule in 1980's, Walesa was arrested, But the movement continued. After the new wave of demonstrations in 1988, the polish regime agreed to free parliamentary elections. The first free election in eastern Europe in 40 years.
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In December 1990, Walesa was chosen as president . Poland's new path, however, it was not easy. Rapid market free reforms led to severe unemployment and popular discontent. At the end of 1995, Aleksander Kwasniewski a former communist, defeated Walesa and became the new president.