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  Gierek, Edward on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As first secretary of the Katowice city party organization (1957-70), Gierek created a personal power base and became the recognized leader of the young technocrat faction of the party.
Gierek promised economic reform and, with the aid of foreign loans, instituted a program to modernize industry and increase the availability of consumer goods.
Once again, price increases set off protests across the country, and Gierek was forced to grant legal status to Solidarity and to concede the right to strike.
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Edward Gierek[gye´rek] Pronunciation Key, 1913–2001, Polish politician, b.
His family emigrated to France, where he was raised.
When rioting over economic conditions broke out in late 1970, Gierek replaced Wladyslaw Gomulka as party first secretary.
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 The Hutchinson Encyclopedia: Gierek, Edward (1913-2001)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Hutchinson Encyclopedia: Gierek, Edward (1913-2001)@ HighBeam Research
He entered the Politburo of the ruling Polish United Workers' Party (PUWP) in 1956 and was party leader 1970-80.
Gierek, a miner's son, lived in France and Belgium for much of the period between 1923 and 1948, becoming a member of the Belgian Resistance.
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