Mieczysław Rakowski

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Mieczysław Rakowski
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Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Poland
In office
September 27, 1988 – August 2, 1989
President Wojciech Jaruzelski
Preceded by Zbigniew Messner
Succeeded by Czesław Kiszczak
7th First Secretary of the Central Committee of the PUWP
In office
July 29, 1989 – January 29, 1990
Preceded by Wojciech Jaruzelski
Succeeded by office abolished
Personal details
Born (1926-12-01)December 1, 1926
Kowalewko, Poland
Died November 8, 2008(2008-11-08) (aged 81)
Warsaw, Poland
Political party Polish United Workers' Party
Spouse(s) Elżbieta Kępińska
Occupation Historian, Journalist

Mieczysław 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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