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Exit polls show Communists, leftists ahead
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -Former
Communists and other leftists who ad-
vocate restoring parts of the socialist
security blanket appeared the big win-
ners in elections Sunday that could hurt
Exitpolls showed the largely former
Communist Democratic Left Alliance
and the leftist Polish Peasant's Party
winning a third of the vote, in a splin-
tered result that would put nine parties
or alliances in Parliament.
Prime Minister Hanna Suchocka's
Democratic Union party finished third
with 12percent, according totheINFAS
polling service. She governs through a
centrist coalition. Officials result were
not due out before Monday.
As top vote-getter with 18 percent,
the Alliance would have first shot at
putting together anew governing coali-
tion, although there was no guarantee it
Suchocka's government, the fourth
and most durable since Solidarity ush-
ered in democracy in 1989, has won
wide international praise for helping
make Poland eastern Europe's biggest
economic success story. More than half
the population now works in the private
But the dismantling of the socialist
state has caused painful dislocation,
hitting farmers, the elderly and workers
in failing state-owned industries the
The Alliances' leader, former Com-
munist sports minister Aleksander
Kwasniewski, said after the exit polls
were announced that his party would
continue Suchocka's conservative eco-
nomic policies, with adjustments.
"We will continue the reforms be-
cause Poland needs reforms,"
Kwasniewski said. "But Poland needs
social peace as well."
Allied with the Alliance, were the
Polish Peasant's Party and the Union of
Labor, which unlike the other two has
roots in Solidarity.
The Peasant's Party, a former ally of
the Communists in the rubber-stamp
Cold War days, finished second with an
estimated 14percent of the vote, INFAS
said. It advocates cheap credit and mini-
mum prices for farmers.
Union of Labor, the most ideologi-
cally leftist of the major contenders, got
7 percent of the vote and could play a
major role in deciding the make-up of
the next government.
After voting for Union of Labor,
talism which does not care about one's
Earlier, the prime minister said she
expected economic growth-estimated
at4.5 percent this year-to continue "if
the new government does not reverse
"It would not be good if, as a result
of these elections, four years of reforms
are wasted," Suchocka said after voting
President Lech Walesa, now far less
popular than when he was elected in
1990, reiteratedafter voting in hishome-
town of Gdansk on Sunday that he
would nominate the Democratic Left
Alliance's candidate for prime minister
if that party prevailed.
"I have no choice. Democracy is not
a joke," he said. "If the nation wants it
then it has to be so."
Appearing to move to the margins
- perhaps not even getting the mini-
mum percentages needed to sit in Par-
liament - were rightist parties advo-
cating the purging of former Commu-
nists and parties allied with the Roman
Catholic Church. The church is losing
influence afterpushing hard for passage
this year of one of Europe's strictest
About 35 parties and alliances vied
for the 460 seats in Parliament's lower
house. However, only 15 were running
nationwide and only five or six were
expected to exceed the margins required
to gain seats.
Israel, PLO question
JERUSALEM (AP)-- Who will
arrest and prosecute a dissident who
launches an attack in Israel and then
retreats to a Palestinian-run area in
the Gaza Strip or West Bank?
What protection would Palestin-
ians have against reprisals from Jew-
For both Israelis and Palestinians,
the answers to security questions like
these will be a major factor in deter-
mining the success or failure of the
PLO-Israeli peace plan.
Under the plan, the Israelis will
withdraw from Gaza and the West
Bank town of Jericho.
Later, limited self-rule is to be
expanded to other areas of the occu-
pied West Bank, and the two sides
will negotiate a permanent solution.
Israelis are worried that Muslim
fundamentalists and leftist opponents
of the accord will use the autonomous
zones as launching pads for terror
attacks on Israelis in Israel or the
occupied lands. Israeli forces would
not be able to get at attackers if Pales-
tinian police are too weak or unwill-
ing to help.
Palestinians worry that Israeli set-
tiers will launch vigilante attacks on
Arab residents or that the Israelis will
not give PLO chief Yasser Arafat the
personnel and military hardware he
needs to control his opponents.
Sari Nusseibah, overall Palestin-
ian coordinator of the transfer to self-
rule, criticized statements from both
Israeli and PLO officials about taking
ahard line with opponents of the plan.
The PLO-Israeli plan calls for a
"strong police force" in the areas un-
der Palestinian control but gives the
Israeli army overall responsibility for
Israelis, including 120,000 Jewish
settlers, in the areas.
The size of the force and where it
will find recruits is another issue.
PLO officials have suggested
20,000 to 30,000 police, many drawn
from Arafat's guerrilla units in Yemen
and elsewhere. The daily An Nahar
newspaper in Jerusalem said 7,000
Palestinians would be recruited from
the occupied areas and trained in Arab
Israeli Police Minister Moshe
Shahal has said that number is "too
high," exceeding the size of Israel's
national police force of 23,000.
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A group of boys march with their index fingers raised during a rally in Gaza City.
The group assembled to protest the IsraelPLO peace accord.
* Details of health care plan still sketchy
WASHINGTON (AP) - The first
question President Clinton was asked
when he created his health care task
force in January was how could he
deliver medical coverage to all Ameri-
cans without driving up the deficit.
It may be the last question he an-
swers about the plan.
Just days before Clinton formally
unveils his health care plan in a nation-
ally televised address to Congress, final
figures on how he would pay for it were
among the details still being decided.
Many items in the fine print of the
healthplan were still underreview.Aides
insist the basic structure of the plan and
its financing system have long been in
place, but allow that some details of the
sweeping reformproposal still areevolv-
ing - and will continue to change even
after it has been presented to Congress.
Just over a week after submitting a
246-page draft to Congress, adminis-
tration officials have made more than
"This is aconsultative process," said
spokesperson Kevin Anderson. "You
talk to people, you discuss changes,
some of the changes you make."
Advocates for the poor and elderly
were closely watching the financing
formula, hoping to ease the impact on
Medicaid and Medicare.
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