Definition of Wałęsa, Lech in English:

Wałęsa, Lech

proper noun

  • (born 1943), Polish trade unionist and statesman, president 1990–5. The founder of Solidarity (1980), he was imprisoned 1981–2 after the movement was banned. After Solidarity's landslide victory in the 1989 elections he became president. Nobel Peace Prize (1983).

Pronunciation

Wałęsa, Lech

/vaˈwɛnsə/