Mieczysław Rakowski

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Mieczysław Rakowski
Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Poland
In office
September 27, 1988 – August 2, 1989
PresidentWojciech Jaruzelski
Preceded byZbigniew Messner
Succeeded byCzesław Kiszczak
7th First Secretary of the Central Committee of the PUWP
In office
July 29, 1989 – January 29, 1990
Preceded byWojciech Jaruzelski
Succeeded byoffice abolished
Personal details
Born(1926-12-01)December 1, 1926
Kowalewko, Poland
DiedNovember 8, 2008(2008-11-08) (aged 81)
Warsaw, Poland
Political partyPolish United Workers' Party
Spouse(s)Elżbieta Kępińska
OccupationHistorian, Journalist

Mieczysław Franciszek Rakowski (December 1, 1926 – November 8, 2008) was a Polish communist politician, historian and journalist. He served as an officer in the Polish People's Army from 1945 to 1949. He served as Prime Minister of Poland from 1988 to 1989.

Rakowski died on November 8, 2008 from cancer in Warsaw at the age of 81.[1]

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